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NDSU Carrington Center to host composting event

The NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center and the Wells County Soil Conservation District will host a daylong composting demonstration event on Aug. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is free of charge, but registration is required.

In the morning, Chris Augustin will speak about the basics of managing manure composts; Karl Rockeman, North Dakota Department of Health, will speak about the regulations involved with composting and site selection; Frank Larney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will present will research on weed seed viability in compost; and Ron Wiederholt, NDSU Extension nutrient management specialist, will speak about the energy use of composting and hauling manure versus hauling raw manure.

After lunch, Shafiqur Rahman, NDSU Extension animal waste engineer, will cover composting animal mortalities. The center will then have windrow compost turner and mortality composting demonstrations.

The event will conclude at a nearby producer’s operation, where Anne Ehni, Wells County Soil Conservation District manager, will demonstrate the district’s compost turner and talk about the benefits of the system.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Augustin at chris.augustin@ndsu.edu or (701) 652-2951.


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