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New Carbon Accounting Method To Reduce Farmers' Use Of Nitrogen Fertilizer
2012-07-18 15:06:33

Large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer lead to nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere It's summer. For many of us, summer is a time synonymous with fresh corn, one of the major field crops produced in the United States. In 2011, corn was planted on more than 92 million acres in the U.S., helping the nation continue its trend as the world's largest exporter of the crop. Corn is a nitrogen-loving plant. To achieve desired production levels, most U.S. farmers apply synthetic...

2012-07-11 23:01:41

Leading lawn and garden public relations Firm, Garden Media, adds four new clients for 2012. Kennett Square, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 Garden Media, the leading PR firm in the lawn and garden industry, continues to have a banner year, adding four new clients since the beginning of 2012. “Garden Media´s industry-wide reputation, trusted relationships and consistent delivery of WOW results were the key reasons these fine companies selected our boutique public relations firm,”...

2012-06-26 23:00:22

The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef, partner with one of the biggest producers of biochar in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products. Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef soil amendment, are joining forces with one of the most successful biochar production companies in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products, LLC. Hawaii Biochar Products, owned and operated by Josiah Hunt, has produced over 100 tons of biochar, an average of one ton per week, since the...

2012-02-23 08:00:00

New Soil Reef biochar is the last soil amendment gardeners will ever need. Whether a gardening enthusiast, landscaper, grower or forester; Soil Reef biochar provides massive gains in both agriculture and the environment. Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 One part rich, black soil plus one part "Legend of El Dorado," makes Soil Reef biochar the ancient solution to our modern soil problem. In 1541, Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana, led a famous expedition of the Amazon. He...

2011-12-13 22:29:33

Adding a charred biomass material called biochar to glacial soils can help reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Studies by scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are providing valuable information about how biochar-the charred biomass created from wood, plant material, and manure-interacts with soil and crops. As part of this effort, ARS scientists in St. Paul, Minn.,...

2011-11-08 22:21:23

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are leading the way in learning more about "biochar," the charred biomass created from wood, other plant material, and manure. The studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at laboratories across the country support the USDA priorities of promoting international food security and responding to global climate change. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency. Soil scientist Jeff Novak at the ARS...

2011-07-19 07:30:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fellows of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation helped form a team that has been selected as grant recipients to participate in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" (RTTC), announced at the AfricaSan conference in Rwanda as part of more than $40 million in new investments launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy. The winning "Biochar Group" is a volunteer collaboration including...

2011-06-20 13:37:50

Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory. Some of the tubes looked like they were holding very weak coffee. That meant microorganisms "“ in this case, Shewanella bacteria "“ were growing and biochemically converting sugars into hydrocarbons, said Jarboe, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering. Some of the sugars in those test tubes were produced by the fast pyrolysis of biomass. That's a...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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