Fertilizing farmland with yard trimmings from landscape maintenance
Bary, Andy I.
Cogger, Craig George, 1950-
Sullivan, Dan M. (Dan Matthew), 1954-
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Application of yard trimmings to agricultural land is an alternative to composting yard trimmings during the spring and early summer months. Most yard trimmings are a beneficial soil amendment because they are a good source of plant nutrients and organic matter. They have been used with a variety of crops in western Washington, including sweet corn, silage corn, rhubarb, flower bulbs, cabbage, and squash. This bulletin describes the use of yard trimmings in agriculture, including: Nutrient content and properties of yard trimmings; Estimating nitrogen availability from yard trimmings; Calculating application rates; Managing yard trimmings applications; Permits for yard trimmings applications; and Repeated applications.