The topics for this webcast include: pile characteristics for effective composting, management and environmental considerations when siting and managing composting facilities; mortality compost nutrients for on-farm use; and teaching the benefits of mortality composting to producers. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 15, 2014. More… (Also visit the archive for Part 2)
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Pile Characteristics for Effective Animal Mortality Composting
Saqib Mukhtar, Texas A&M University (22 minutes)
Management and Environmental Considerations when Siting and Managing Mortality Composting Facilities
Karl VanDevender, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (25 minutes)
Mortality Compost Nutrients and Use On Farm, Ways to Enhance Nutrient Content
Dean Ross (21 minutes)
Question and Answer
All Presenters (6 minutes)
Continuing Education Units
Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)
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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)
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Additional Resources and Links
What Farmer Educators Need to Know about Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics (Conference Proceedings)
What Is Animal Mortality Composting?
Mortality Composting Videos on YouTube
CSU (Four State Project) Mortality Composting