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Compost Series: Farm Composting/BioChar in Compost - Shared screen with speaker view
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
38:07
More information about the webinars and tours is available here: https://ctrcd.org/connecticut-compost-webinar/
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
38:30
Next webinar registration information plus tour information
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
38:31
https://ctrcd.org/connecticut-compost-webinar/
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
38:36
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Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
39:35
The on-farm compost tour being held on April 29th from 10am - 12pm at Cold Spring Farm registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ct-compost-series-tour-2-on-farm-composting-tickets-308584272867
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
49:43
If you have questions for Andrew - please put them here in the chat box. Thank you.
David Birnbaum
53:09
Is that 25:1 based on weight or volume?
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
54:10
If you prefer to ask your question verbally you will have an opportunity to unmute and ask after our first group of presenters.
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
54:33
I am using pig manure with straw bedding to compost. The pile is about 4-5 ft high, 20 feet wide and and about 6-8 feet deep. It is in a "triangle" shape from the side view, coming to a peak. The pile achieved a peak temperature of 135 degrees, but has dropped to about 120 degrees. How do keep the temperature above 135 degrees? Do I need to add more carbonaceous materials?
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
58:13
We are trying to produce compost to use on-farm for vegetable and fruit growing, and we are applying for Organic certification.
shamu sadeh
01:01:53
From my experience with the low temperatures this week it would have to be a large pile to keep temps up that high
shamu sadeh
01:03:05
You may have to turn it. Hard to tell whether you need to add carbon. Is it wet? It is oozing liquid?
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:03:49
Not too wet. It is a small windrow at this point, and I was going to use my tractor to turn it
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:04:42
I may convert to static aerated.
Kathryn Zuromski
01:20:50
What's a reasonable minimum pile size for active composting in winter (in CT)?
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:40:19
We have goats, turkeys, ducks and pigs. Would it be quicker to mix all together, or make piles of each separately?
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
01:45:35
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Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:48:55
Thank you!
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
01:51:28
Interested in seeing Jessica's on-farm compost operation and farm be sure to register for the tour here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ct-compost-series-tour-2-on-farm-composting-tickets-308584272867
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:51:50
I use straw bedding with all animals
shamu sadeh
01:54:07
can you put lab name in chat please?
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:54:23
I was told the C:N ratio of my pig manure was 14:1. How would I raise the C:N to the ideal 25:1 or 30:1?
Steve and Saquana Seltzer
01:55:37
I did not have the manure analyzed, so I looked up the ratio on the Cornell extension web site.
Andrew Carpenter - Speaker
01:56:23
University of Maine Analytical Lab https://umaine.edu/soiltestinglab/
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
01:58:01
Thanks everyone - we're taking a ten minute break and will start at 4:43pm.
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
01:58:45
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Cynthia Rabinowitz
02:18:34
Has there been any research into the energy used and emissions generated during the production of biochar?
Cynthia Rabinowitz
02:21:06
I've read that returning the ramial wood to the orchard floor is very beneficial. I'm trying it out to see how it works in practicality
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
02:22:26
Field Office Technical Guide - CT https://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/state/CT/documents
Janice EhleMeyer
02:41:56
Can food waste be added to make biochar or is it too wet?
Huijie Gan
02:44:58
A recent review by the Lehmann group at Cornell talks about energy used and emission during the biochar production and transportation process. Using local and-sustainably-produced feedstock in combined with the capture of bioenergy during pyrolysis can help to reduce emission from biochar production. "Biochar in climate change mitigation" https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-021-00852-8
Kathryn Zuromski
02:45:42
With construction materials, you wouldn't want to use pressure treated wood correct?
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:25:44
This was fascinating - especially UConn researchers. Thank you!
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
03:25:55
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Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
03:26:23
Join us on the tour too - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ct-compost-series-tour-2-on-farm-composting-tickets-308584272867
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
03:27:03
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Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:27:56
CT Compost Network listserv. If you're interested in being added email sherill.baldwin@ct.gov - mostly it's listings about upcoming educational opportunities.