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2011-10-28 13:00:00

Busch Systems, a leading manufacturer of recycling, waste and compost containers is excited to announce the launch of the new “In-Door Sort” recycling station.

2011-10-20 07:00:00

Busch Systems International, a leading manufacturer of recycling, waste and compost containers is excited to announce the launch of a new website.

2011-08-30 19:08:11

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that organic farmers who need to periodically amend their soils with compost after planting can still control weeds-and hold down costs-by using fabric ground covers.

2011-08-26 07:00:00

Speakers from around the globe presented their findings after using probiotics in a number of microbial environments, including agriculture, waste water treatment, commercial composting and consumer

2011-08-02 11:00:00

ALTOONA, Iowa, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all heard of recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers. But what about recycling human waste? This radical concept, once embraced only by hippies, is now going mainstream thanks to the growing popularity of composting toilets.

2011-08-01 06:40:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit in the Organics Pavilion (Booth 881) at the WASTECON 2011 show, Aug. 23-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville.

2011-06-24 17:24:25

When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted.


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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