Compost facilities

Healthy soil is an important and valuable resource for numerous Minnesota landscapes including those in our agricultural and horticultural industries. Compost, a humus-like product derived from the aerobic decomposition of organic materials, has many desirable benefits for soil as it can improve the soil structure, improve the habitat for beneficial soil organisms thereby restoring soil fertility, conserve water and reduce erosion.

A composting facility is substantially different from a backyard compost pile. Large-scale compost facilities closely monitor and have practices in place to ensure conditions are ideal for composting.

 

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