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The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming.
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Composting Council (USCC), the organizational group behind International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) in the United States, is proud to announce a call for entries for its 2011 ICAW Poster Contest.
Fertilizer, Vegetable Gardening Research Program Links Castleford Students with Dr. JimZ Executives Three high schools will conduct research on all-natural fertilizer and related vegetable gardening products in conjunction with executives of Dr. JimZ Secret Formula natural fertilizer.
OSHAWA, Ontario, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sancor Industries Ltd. (http://www.sancorindustries.com/), a leading manufacturer of composting toilets, has partnered with well known actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. and his Living With Ed brand.
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While Texas gubernatorial candidates Rick Perry and Bill White sling mud at each other, a Texas company, Cow Wow, has united the two politicians -- mounting them on the back of a 16-foot trailer for a Texas-style tour.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences recently recommended repairing grassy areas and lawns before winter to help prevent soil erosion and runoff.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept.
A case report in this week's issue of The Lancet, investigates an unusual situation where a man contracted Legionnaire's disease through a cut in his hand while planting with potting compost.
HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc.
Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...
The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...
Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...
Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...
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