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Definition of hot composting

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

Hot, carefully monitored backyard composting can be an effective way to kill harmful pathogens present in animal manures.

To be certain of pathogen kill, the pile must reach temperatures of 130F and the pile must be turned often to ensure that all regions of the pile get this hot. After each turn, the pile should reach 130 for three days. About five turns are necessary to assure pathogen kill.

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