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2010-03-12 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YONG), ("Yongye or "the Company") a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of Shengmingsu brand plant and animal nutrient products in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced its operating entity in China, Yongye Nongfeng Biotechnology, signed a preliminary agreement with a local supplier of humic acid to purchase an undeveloped lignite coal resources project in Inner Mongolia, PRC.

2010-02-16 14:12:00

Intends to Work with Legislature on Fee Extension to Preserve Popular, Effective Program HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local recycling and compost programs in 40 counties across Pennsylvania received a boost today as Governor Edward G.

2010-01-25 07:00:00

HOUSTON and WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Harvest Power today announced an agreement by Waste Management to invest in Harvest Power to expand next generation organics recycling facilities across the United States and Canada.

2009-12-10 17:26:44

VC provides organic, economical replacement for conventional nutrients.

2009-11-30 08:24:00

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's fast-paced, hectic world, it is easy to feel stressed and disconnected. During the holidays, anxiety levels can become especially high.

2009-11-18 06:00:00

XI'AN, China, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc.

2009-11-04 13:45:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In the U.S. alone, annually, more than 30 million tons of food waste are sent to landfills. Less than three percent of that waste is diverted from landfills, primarily through composting, producing greenhouse gases and heat.

2009-11-04 11:23:04

Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops.

2009-10-15 19:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Repurpose Compostables, Inc.®, a full service bioplastic manufacturing, sales and distribution company based in Los Angeles, announced today the debut of their brand new line of PLA cold cups and PLA cutlery at incredibly competitive prices.

2009-10-15 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureMill, Inc. today unveiled its new XE Series of automatic home composters. The new models offer the simplicity and durability required for every day composting, with the convenience of indoor or outdoor use, while reducing overall energy consumption.

Latest composting 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...

2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

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...

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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