Presentations and Articles

Learn about soils and the benefit of compost

Feasibility of Using Compost for Raspberry Production over an Unconfined Aquifer
The Abbotsford Aquifer is an unconfined aquifer providing drinking water. Raspberry production over the aquifer has historically used raw poultry litter. Concerns about nitrate contamination of the aquifer, and the need for Good Agricultural Practices provides an opportunity to use compost to decrease the risk of nitrate contamination of the aquifer, provide compost for nutrients and to improve organic matter, and potentially decrease requirements for pesticides.

Importance of Organic Matter and Recycling our Organic Material in Mission
Learn the importance of our soil organic matter, and the importance of composting in maintaining healthy soil. This presentation is based on the organics recycling program in Mission BC.

Transform Organic Lawn Care
Learn how to have a beautiful lawn simply and naturally by adding compost. Learn how compost eliminates the need for dethatching and aeration, and provides nutrients that keep the lawn healthy. Includes a series of frequently asked questions.

Healthy Soil Deters Chafer
Learn how a healthy soil that contains active organic matter and beneficial microorganisms can help resist the lawn damage resulting from European chafer.

Brewing and Applying Compost Tea
Learn how to brew your own aerated compost tea using readily available supplies. Worm castings produce some of the best teas that provide foliar nutrients and beneficial microorganisms that increase disease resistance.

Transform Compost for Nursery Production
Learn how the addition of worm castings and compost can provide increased disease resistance for growing plants, as well as growth stimulation and micronutrients. Commercial scale compost tea brewers also provide continued nutrition and disease resistance.

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