Making Fish Waste Compost

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Dale Snyder, co-owner of Sweetgrass Garden Co-op on Johns Island, S.C., discusses the process used to make fish waste compost. The co-op conducted a Southern SARE-funded study over the summer to determine if fish waste makes a good organic compost for vegetable production.

Dale Snyder with Sweetgrass Garden Co-op in South Carolina discusses the results of using fish waste compost on vegetables. Based on the data from the one-year Southern SARE-funded study, fish waste compost aided in disease resistance in tomatoes and boosted yields in cucumbers.

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