Important update on Contaminated Compost


Check out the Beginning Farmers blog for this post.

This is relevant for both farmers as well as home gardeners. 

 There are 3 sections to this post: 

                         1. Article from MU on contaminated compost

2. Green bean test for contaminated compost

3. US Composting Council response and action on your part if you have purchased contaminated compost. 

 Read it at


Contact : Debi Kelly, Horticulture/Local Foods Specialist

University of Missouri Extension - Jefferson County

301 3rd Street, P.O. Box 497

Hillsboro, MO 63050-0497

Phone: 636-797-5391