The structure of plant based compost is dependent on the material, the initial particle size and the degree of shredding. Thus, the structure can be adjusted from the start and knowledge on the extent and rate of decomposition in different plant types can be used to successfully produce a plant based growing media. In general, many decomposition studies focus on what is degraded. However, when using composted plant materials as growing medium the quality of the parts remaining after degradation are equally important.
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