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Recyclable innovation helps add to composting bottom line


Sold on the virtues of composting, farmers hoping to raise their bottom line further should consider a relatively new innovation that provides an economical alternative to standard under-roof composting systems.

Fleece and polypropylene fabric covers are made in easy to handle widths and are lightweight. The fabric covers help:

• keep the sun off windrows;

• maintain constant temperature and moisture control;

• provide free air movement;

• minimize nutrient leaching.

Under normal conditions the covers usually last three to five years. They are also cost effective and recyclable.




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