Hygienization aspects of compostingTermorshuizen, A.J.; Alsanius, Beatrix;
• Compost use in agriculture always brings about the risk of introducing plant and human pathogens.
• The backbone of the hygienization process consists of temperature, moisture content and chemical compounds formed during composting and activity of antagonists.
• Compost produced by proper composting, i.e. a process that produces high temperatures during asufficiently long thermophilic phase can be applied safely.
• Farmers should invest in good relationships with compost producers.
decontamination, human pathogens, plant pathogens, phytosanitary risks, quarantine, risks,
Book title: Handbook for composting and compost use in organic horticulture
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