Compost Images

Compost Images is a collection of digitized photos of various aspects of composting and compost use. These electronic images are intended to aid agricultural professionals in their educational programs dealing with compost. If you need a photo for a presentation you are working on, and don’t have one, Compost Images may help you out. Please see “Citing Images” below. The images are organized into five separate pages as follows:

· Compost Systems
Compost Equipment
Compost Application
Field Results
Other Management Aspects

Image Source

Most images were created by scanning the original photographic slide on a Nikon slide scanner, and saving the images as a .jpg file. The original file for a photo ranges in size from 600-1200 KB. If you see a photo you are interested in, click on the thumbnail photo to see a larger version that you can download and use.

Compost Images was developed as part of the Compost Education and Resources for Western Agriculture project, funded by the western region USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. The pages were created by David Granatstein and Elizabeth Kirby at Washington State University, Wenatchee, WA. Please contact David at if you have any questions about the site. We will gladly add more compost images if you have some that you would like to contribute.

Citing Images.  Images may be used without permission, however, please credit WSU or CERWA Project as appropriate. Images are intended for educational use only, not for commercial use. Photos were supplied by Robert Rynk, David Bezdicek, and David Granatstein, unless otherwise noted.