November/December 2019 (Vol. 60, No. 8)

  • Cover: BioCycle November/December 2019

    BioCycle CONNECT, the new BioCycle for the new decade, captures our transition from print issues to e-issues.

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  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: The World Needs To BioCycle

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 4

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  • Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge

    BioCycle World

    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 6

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  • Carbon sequestration testing

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 10

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  • Total capacity for processing food waste and total amount of food waste processed by digester type

    Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 14

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  • food waste, yard trimmings composting site

    Is Your Yard Trimmings Composting Site Food Waste Ready?

    A new Community Toolkit walks municipal officials and facility operators through a series of considerations to determine if introducing food waste streams is a good fit.
    Nora Goldstein and Coryanne Mansell
    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 17

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  • Magnification of pathogenic Rhizoctonia solani isolated from soil on an organic vegetable farm in Vermont.

    Compost And Plant Disease Suppression

    A microbial, community ecology approach to design compost amendments creates more reliable and resilient methods to suppress globally distributed soilborne pathogens.
    Deborah A. Neher
    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 22

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  • Food waste and certified compostable products were accepted in the compostables bin (right). Compost Crusader, based in Milwaukee, composted the materials.

    Music Festivals Amp Up Organics Recycling Game

    Farm Aid has greatly increased organics diversion since 2007. Inspired by its partnership with Farm Aid, Live Nation announced its zero waste goal in September 2018.
    Stephanie Katsaros
    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 26

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  • Electrical conductivity measures all soluble nutrients in compost using a meter like the one shown above. The analysis does not differentiate between salts that are beneficial to soil health, and those that have negative impacts.

    Comparison Of Compost Laboratory Results

    Identical samples of two composts were sent to 6 labs for testing and analysis. Results highlight differences between using the national TMECC standards versus other test methods.
    Charles Duprey
    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 29

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  • BioCycle Trailblazers

    BioCycle Trailblazers Finale: Biowaste Composting Trailblazers in Germany And Austria

    Source separated organics collection and composting in Europe, and establishing standards for compost, were pioneered by these BioCycle Trailblazers.
    Johannes Biala
    BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 33

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