Table 3: Benefits of biosolids composts used in growing media for vegetable transplants (modified from [59]).

CompostaGrowth responseReference

BSTomato and cabbage dry wt. and stem diameter = peat-lite[60]
BSBroccoli, cabbage, eggplant, lettuce, pepper, and tomato dry wt. increased linearly over 8-week period[61]
BS% emergence slightly < peat-lite, plant height  >  peat-lite[62]
BS/MSWLettuce and cabbage dry wt. = peat-lite[63]
YT + BSTomato dry wt., leaf area, and stem diameter > peat-lite[64]

aBS: biosolids; MSW: municipal solid waste; YT: yard trimmings.