Please join us for the eleventh webinar in our Composting and Compost Use series. In this webinar, the presenters will describe a multitude of uses for compost in agricultural, urban, and disturbed landscapes. Nutrient content and availability, organic matter benefits, biostimulant effects, and disease suppression and safety will be discussed. There is no charge for this webinar, but registration is required.
Register for the Compost Use and Safety webinar.
Greg Evanylo, Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, specializes in the use of residual byproducts from agricultural, industrial, and municipal activities. His work clarifies the availability, transport, and effects of nutrients, trace elements, and organic matter in residuals on plant health, soil properties, and water quality. Greg is a member of the U.S. Composting Council, the Water Environment Federation, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy.
Patricia Millner, PhD, Research Microbiologist, USDA Agriculture Research Center in Beltsville, MD. Pat has worked with biological waste management since 1976 and was instrumental in the development of the Aerated Static Pile method of composting. She has expertise in microbiology of composting, compost products, food safety, and pathogen reduction. Pat has been an extraordinary advocate for organics recovery and composting for more than 20 years.
Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series
You are invited to join our esteemed group of presenters on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2PM Eastern Time for an online version of the Mid-Atlantic Better Composting School, without the hands-on training portion. Individual webinars will be 60-75 minutes. This free-of-charge webinar series will begin in June 2017 and end in May 2018. Registration will be required in order to log-on.
The webinar series provides fundamental education on composting principles and compost use. The program will benefit experienced composters by providing refresher classes that may improve composting operations or for preparing for Compost Operators’ Certification testing. The training may also be useful for those considering starting a composting operation, at the on-farm, municipal, or industrial level. Composting regulators and compost marketers could also benefit from the knowledge on the process and the end product material use.