Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

Advanced Agricultural Testing Inc. – Baden

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Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Paul Bechtel

Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Paul Bechtel

This innovator has built a high heat, high volume manure composter that reduces odour and manure volume, while increasing fertilizer value for the farm. Oxygen is added hourly to the composter’s unique continuous flow operation, which enables the producer to add manure from 400 cows on a daily basis, as it is produced. The high heat destroys all weed seeds and speeds up composting time from one year to just 12 days. The pit-style composter is adaptable to almost any size operation and can accept waste such as manure, surplus newspapers, vegetable and fish. It’s a hot idea that this innovator is hoping to market to other farms.


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