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2010-09-17 12:38:00

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. Cow Wow, a liquid compost product, is launching a "Moovement," the "Heads of State," featuring six-foot terra cotta busts of Perry and White, with hair of ivy. The public is invited to text or vote online for the candidate with the...

2010-09-14 11:48:00

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. Dead grass or thinning areas in grassy spaces and lawns can lead to eroding soil which contains sediment and nutrients that can heighten pollution risks to water sources. Healthy grass naturally helps prevent rains from washing bare soil into streets, storm drains,...

2010-09-13 08:06:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and launched a comprehensive pilot project with Wake Forest University to evaluate GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating procedures for processing and diverting onsite food scraps and other organic waste at the university's campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During the...

2010-09-07 08:39:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 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. Legionnaire's disease is a common pneumonia that is typically caused by Legionella pneumophila. Legionnaire's disease caused by L longbeachae is much less common. There have only been nine reported cases of this kind in the United Kingdom since 1984. According to the Centers for...

2010-09-01 07:07:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced it has acquired a majority equity interest in Garick LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic lawn and garden products that will accelerate the expansion of Waste Management's organics recycling services and development of value added organic products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO)...

2010-08-17 15:30:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that its OnColor(TM) BIO and OnCap(TM) BIO masterbatches have been granted OK Compost certification by AIB Vincotte, marking the first time this has been awarded to a full range of colorants and additives. AIB Vincotte, an independent inspection organization, grants OK Compost certification after verifying that a...

2010-08-10 07:00:00

PBDE Flame Retardants and Triclosan Found in Tests Conducted for the Food Rights Network (FRN) FRN Will Provide Test Results to the Public Utilities Commissioners at a City Hall Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent tests of sewage sludge-derived compost from the Synagro CVC plant -- distributed free to gardeners since 2007 by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in their "organic biosolids compost" giveaway...

2010-07-26 08:12:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the introduction of its newly designed website at http://www.gaiarecycle.com. Designed and built from the ground up, the GaiaRecycle new website features a dramatic appearance coupled with uniformity and an easy-to-navigate format ideal for learning about organic waste recycling solutions. Beginning with the http://www.gaiarecycle.com home...

2010-07-02 10:00:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process. The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable biogas by enhancing natural processes to convert food scraps and yard clippings into a viable fuel. That biogas can then be used as either...

2010-06-21 08:51:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle, LLC(TM), an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit at WASTECON from Aug. 15-17 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Located in WASTECON's "Organic Pavilion" booths #3378/3380, GaiaRecycle will showcase its organic waste recycling systems, ranging from 30kg to 100+ tons per day, to municipal solid waste industry professionals and other environmental...


Latest Compost Reference Libraries

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

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...

Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

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
2013-03-20 16:04:22

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...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

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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