December 7, 2009 | General

Web Extra, December 2009 BioCycle


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  • Gariglio, N.F., Buyatti, M.A., Pilatti, R.A., Gonzalez-Rossia, D.E., and Acosta, M.R. (2002) Use of a germination bioassy to test compost maturity of willow (Salix sp.) sawdust. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 30: 135-139.
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  • Morel, P., and Guillemain, G. (2004) Assessment of the possible phytotoxicity of a substrate using an easy and representative biotest. Acta Horticulture 644: 417-423.
  • Thompson, W.H. (2004) Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost. In. Leege, P., Millner, P., Watson, M. (ed): U.S. Composting Council, Research and Education Foundation.
  • Warman, P.R. (1999) Evaluation of seed germination and growth tests for assessing compost maturity. Compost Science & Utilization 7: 33-37.
  • Wu, L., Ma, L.Q., and Martinez, G.A. (2000) Comparison of methods for evaluating stability and maturity of biosolids compost. Journal of Environmental Quality 29: 424-429.
  • Zucconi, F., Monaco, A., and Debertoldi, M. (1981) Biological evaluation of compost maturity. Biocycle 22: 27-29.

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