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Compost – other (plant and animal materials)
Crop Fertilizers and Soil AmendmentsNonsynthetic
Compost is acceptable if (i) made from only allowed feedstock materials; (ii) the compost undergoes an increase in temperature to at least 131ºF (55ºC) and remains there for a minimum of 3 days; and (iii) the compost pile is mixed or managed to ensure that all of the feedstock heats to the minimum temperature for the minimum time. Compost must not contain more than 1x10³ (1,000) MPN fecal coliform per gram of compost sampled and must not contain more than 3 MPN Salmonella per 4 grams of compost sampled. This does not include Compost Tea. See other COMPOST listings. See Glossary for definition of "compost."