TopTex compost protection fleece...an important tool for optimal composting conditions. We have used this product since 2006 and we still have the same rolls for 8 years! It is much more durable than other compost fleece produced here in the USA (unfortunately). Contact us for current pricing.
TopTex helps to maintain optimal moisture conditions. It diverts rainfall away from the windrows and therefore minimizes the incidence of leachate. We have observed that this material equalizes moisture by shedding and retaining when needed. This simply cannot be accomplished with plastic tarps. TopTex is porous and allows excess moisture to evaporate from saturated feed stocks.
Ensures proper aerobic decomposition. TopTex allows the necessary gas exchange and ensures more optimal temperatures throughout the outer layers of the piles. This is possible because of the configuration of this unique geo-textile.
Minimize leachate and nutrient losses. Runoff from your windrows not only means pollution, it also means you are loosing vital nutrients! TopTex diverts rainfall away from thesurface and protects from drying by sun and wind.
These covers are quite valuable in creating high valued compost which has a mnimal load of weed seed. We also cover our finished compost in order to exclude contamination.
Controlled humus building through composting of organic wastes
Composting is the conversion of organic wastes into high-quality humus. Through systematic controls, these materials can be returned to the earth completing the cycles of nature and improving the soil to which it is applied. The Controlled Microbial Compostin (CMC) method helps to restore the fertility and buffering capacity of agricultural soils. In order to achieve this goal, strict guidelines and controls must be followed. This includes the proper selection of the feedstocks, regular turning of the piles for aeration, and proper guidance of the decomposition process. Therefore, several parameters such as temperature, oxygen levels, CO levels, pH value, sulfide, nitrite, nitrate, and ammonium must be continuously monitored, and if necessary adjusted.
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