Cooperband, Leslie. 2002. The Art and Science of Composting: A Resource for Farmers and Compost Producers. The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. Accessed at: < http://www.cias.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/artofcompost.pdf>
The Art and Science of Composting written by Leslie Cooperband for the Center of Integrated Agricultural Systems is meant as a resource for both farmers and compost producers. This publication outlines the process of composting defined as controlled decomposition, the natural breakdown process of organic residues. Composting provides numerous benefits to growers as a natural additive to the soil. Specifically, one can find information on general guidelines for pile management, siting consideration, technology options, production intensity levels, how to choose a composting method, regulations and permits, and compost quality standards within this publication.