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Satellite Teleconference on Composting Scheduled Jan. 14

WENATCHEE, Wash. — “Compost: A Resource for Western Agriculture,” the second in a series of three national satellite teleconferences on composting, can be viewed at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, 1100 N. Western Ave.

The two-hour broadcast will include video footage of operations that use compost and a live discussion about agricultural compost use in the West. The show also will answer questions about the benefits and drawbacks of using compost, considerations for choosing specific compost products and ways to maximize the benefits of compost use.

A discussion of research on compost use in orchards will follow the broadcast.

A $10 registration fee includes a resource notebook on compost use. Contact David Granatstein, project leader for the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, in Wenatchee at (509) 663-8181, ext. 222, for more information.

The broadcast is sponsored by Compost Education and Resources for Western Agriculture. CERWA provides comprehensive training and learning activities, including local workshops, tours, a regional newsletter and an Internet site.

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