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2014-01-10 12:22:22

DUBLIN, January 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gf87ts/global_and) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International and Chinese Humic Acid Industry" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gf87ts/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) "2013 Report on the International and Chinese Humic Acid Industry", provides...

2014-01-08 08:21:15

Majority not OK with waste management cost increase to support composting WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data suggests that Americans would be open to composting in their homes if it were more convenient. However, the same national survey found that they don't want to pay additional fees or taxes to support such services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/DC21142LOGO) While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of...

2013-12-31 23:24:51

Tree Hammer is ideal for clearing right-of-ways or mowing and mulching grass, weeds, brush or trees. Hector, Minnesota (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 As part of its VMLogix™ line of vegetation management equipment, Loftness introduces the Tree Hammer. Powered by a reliable PTO drive, the machine cuts and mulches material up to 10 inches in diameter. It is ideal for clearing right-of-ways or mowing and mulching grass, weeds, brush or trees. The Tree Hammer is 101 inches wide with a cutting...

2013-11-26 23:27:04

Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), with help from industry partners, creates an Online Toolkit to assist communities with composting food waste. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The road to zero waste has led more and more municipalities to build upon existing yard debris composting programs to include food scrap collection, a move that holds many great opportunities yet also a number of challenges. Now there is a pathway to navigate these challenges, offered by the...

Prepare For Spring With A Fall Compost: Exclusive
2013-11-19 18:19:06

[ Watch the Video: How To Prepare For Spring This Fall ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For some, fall and winter are the “off-seasons” for gardening, aside from raking up the leaves and burning them. However, fall can be prime time to ensure your garden looks as healthy as ever once Earth Day comes back around next spring, and redOrbit has a few tips to help you along with this process. Fallen leaves are considered pests by many, and while raked up they...

Lignin-Feasting Microbe Could Be Used For Biofuels
2013-11-13 16:08:10

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nature designed lignin, the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy. For this reason, lignin is a major challenge for those who would extract those same plant sugars and use them to make advanced biofuels. As part of their search for economic ways to overcome the lignin challenge, researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have characterized the enzymatic activity of...

2013-10-16 23:21:18

Tasty Grubs are the first mass produced dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae, or Hermetia illucens, insect pet food made in the USA for the consumer market. Longwood, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Tasty Grubs are the first mass produced dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae, or Hermetia illucens, insect pet food made in the USA for the consumer market. Until now, dried insect products were almost exclusively manufactured in China. Tasty Grubs are bred to provide optimum nutrition for insectivorous...

2013-10-15 13:05:36

Increasing organic matter, improving soil quality, important for urban growers With higher populations and limited space, urban areas are not often thought of as places for agriculture. A recent surge in community gardens, though, is bringing agriculture and gardens into the cities. And certain byproducts of urban life – food and yard waste and municipal biosolids – can benefit those gardens, and the soils in them, tremendously. Sally Brown, associate professor at University of...


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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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