A brief information leaflet mainly for extension people and interested farmers providing a description of the different phases of composting, the routes of nitrogen and potassium losses and the reasons (circumstances) why such losses occur. Based on literature and own experiments, strategies to limit N and K losses are suggested.
Authors: Joachim Raupp, Meike Oltmanns
Publisher: IBDF, Institute for Biodynamic Research, Darmstadt, Germany; research team for long-term trials and fertilization.
ę Joachim Raupp, Meike Oltmanns
4 Pages (A5 pages)
Download in pdf: Reducing Nutrient Loss During the Composting Process
- Levels of nutrient loss;
- General process of aerobic composting;
- Routes of nutrient loss and their causes;
- Reducing loss from seapage;
- Reducing ammonia loss during the hot phase;
- Turning the compost pile.
Questions or comments? Contact the Platform Coordinator
Back to the Soil fertility and Plant Cultivation page
Back to the Training Materials page