Handling Grape Pomace





In the case of grape pomace, would not the large value shown by analysis

be chiefly in the seeds? My observation is that these are exceedingly

slow to became available in the soil. Would composting break down the

shell of the seed?



Grape pomace is slowly available because of the slow disintegration you

mention. It could be hastened by drying and grinding, but we doubt if

this or other treatment would return its cost. Decay by moisture

promoted by composting with manure, kept at a low temperature by

continuous moisture would render it sooner available, but this would

involve labor which, at our wage rates, would probably make the material

cost more than it is worth. This is probably a cost in which time is

cheaper than money.





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