Agricultural Compost Specification Project

Agricultural CompostWilliam Baker served as a project coordinator for the Agricultural Compost Specifications Project that is designed to improve and expand compost use in agriculture by providing reliable scientifically-derived information on suitable compost properties to California farmers.

The project represented an extension of the ACP Use Index, which is under continuing development by technical experts affiliated with University of California Cooperative Extension, and industry experts associated with the Association of Compost Producers (ACP).  Five different crops were chosen as examples of how compost use can be beneficial both economically and environmentally.  A minimum of three (3) workshops were held across the State to relay information derived from this project.