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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. As part of this agreement, Waste Management joins founding investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Munich Venture Partners, who also increased their investments in Harvest. Harvest has significant expertise...

2009-12-10 17:26:44

VC provides organic, economical replacement for conventional nutrients Vermicomposting, the practice of using earthworms to turn waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer, can be an economical, organic waste management practice. During vermicomposting, earthworms and microorganisms stabilize organic waste in an aerobic, moist environment. The resulting product, called vermicompost (VC), or worm castings, provides commercial and amateur growers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional...

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. Online retailer, MasterGardening.com, sends the message that now is a great time to think beyond the holiday chaos to a gift that can help you rediscover your connection with nature. Gardening is a great way to become closer to nature, restore inner balance and promote a healthy lifestyle....

2009-11-18 06:00:00

XI'AN, China, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CGA; "China Green Agriculture" or "the Company"), a leading producer and distributor of humic acid ("HA") based compound fertilizer through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd., announced that the National Taxation Bureau of Yangling Hi-tech Development Zone has recently approved a value-added tax ("VAT") exemption for Shaanxi Techteam Jinong Humic...

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. Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative. "We first introduced our fermentation process on a residential scale, and it was so successful, we took it to the commercial level," says Dr. Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and...

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2009-11-04 11:23:04

2-year study shows pine needle mulch most effective Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops. One resulting study, published in a recent issue of the ASHS journal HortScience, reported on the efficacy of three organic mulches used on highbush blueberry (HBB) produced under organic production practices. The research team determined that the major factor influencing weed...

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. Repurpose products are high performance and can withstand heats of up to 220 degrees, however are able to biodegrade in 90 days. Repurpose products are also non-toxic, keeping harmful...

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. Now ordinary home users, including apartment dwellers, can nearly eliminate landfill waste and related greenhouse gasses by composting their food waste. "There's no excuse NOT to compost. You...

2009-10-06 11:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Press Club announced today that it began on September 1 composting all of its food waste. In a contract with EnviRelation of Washington, D.C., the club now separates all food waste from the trash stream. Using distinct containers, all scraps from the food preparation process along with all post-consumer food waste is collected daily and delivered to a nearby composting facility. This new program is expected to redirect approximately...

2009-09-22 06:03:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although spring is still technically two seasons away, it's important to start thinking about where your garden is headed next season right now. Spending a little more time preparing your garden and tools in the fall can save time next spring and yield a more fruitful gardening season. "A perfect garden actually starts in the fall," said Heidi Ketvertis, director of marketing communications for Troy-Bilt(R), a leading manufacturer of outdoor power...


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...

Plasticulture
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...

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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