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Permalink Seaweed Provides High-Quality Compost

Researchers at Texas State University have been able to use invasive sargassum seaweed to create high-quality compost, reports the American Society for Horticultural Science. In this study, sargassum drifts on beaches that are usually landfilled or incorporated into dunes were composted with food waste and wood chips. Although there were initial concerns about the salt content of the seaweed, pre-washing did not improve the quality of the compost. Researchers found that the sargassum-based compost was of either equal or higher quality than traditional compost.



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