Organic Materials Management
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Growers are increasingly using mulch and compost as part of their overall soil management programs, to increase soil tilth, water retention, and crop vigor, and to suppress disease in selected crops. In addition to sponsoring many agricultural demonstrations, the California Integrated Waste Management Board (now known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle) compiled valuable information on locating compost and mulch sources, and assessing its quality. For more detailed information on completed projects, visit the greening team and organics demonstration projects page.
Related Organics Links
- Locating Compost and Mulch Facilities
- California Organic Recycling Council (CORC)
- Compost Regulations
- Wood Waste
Sustainable agriculture involves practices that sustain natural resources and biodiversity, while still being economically viable. This page contains information on agricultural demonstration projects, including erosion control projects, and links to agricultural organizations that support and promote sustainable practices.
Recycling on the Farm
- On-Farm Composting
- Ecological Farming Association
- Food Scraps Management
- CalRecycle's Used Oil Recycling Program
- Pesticide Container Recycling: Agricultural Container Recycling Council
- CalRecycle's Farm and Ranch Cleanup Grants
Related Informational Sites
- California Farm Bureau Federation
- California Heartland
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Wine Business Monthly
- U.S. EPA Composting Publications
Organic Materials Management http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/