Compost thermometer

Compost thermometer

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Caption: Compost thermometer. Temperature probe and digital display for monitoring the temperature inside a decomposing pile of compost. Compost is a mixture of decaying organic matter. It can be used on farms to improve soil structure and provide nutrients. The natural bacterial degradation process is highly exothermic, and temperatures can reach 70-80 degrees Celsius. Here, the display shows a temperature of 55.4 degrees Celsius.

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