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Practice Code: 317
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A facility to process raw manure or other raw organic by-products into biologically stable organic material.
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Access Road (560)
Filter Strip (393)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
Nutrient Management (590)
Roof Runoff Structure (558)
Vegetated Treatment Area (635)
Waste Recycling (633)
The following web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.
Cornell Composting - Cornell University
Cornell Waste Management Institute - Cornell University
Field Guide to On-Farm Composting
Soils and Compost - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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