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2013-10-10 23:23:59

Popular low-carbohydrate diets, such as The Paleo Diet, are designed to eliminate unhealthy foods from our plates, especially processed foods containing refined sugars, which are known to cause excessive inflammation in the body. LeafSource is pleased to annouce an organic and natural mineral supplement, derived from prehistoric sea bed deposits, that successfully reduces inflammation. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Inflammation is a normal response of the immune system when a part of the body...

2013-10-01 23:00:20

2013 Deep Research Report on Global and China Humic Acid Industry is the new market research report added to the online library of DeepResearchReports.com. The study provides Global and China Humic Acid 2009-2013 statics. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 “2013 Deep Research Report on Global and China Humic Acid Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the China humic acid market. The report provides basic humic acid information including humic acid definition,...

Forensics May Rely On 'Microbial Clock' To Establish Time Of Death
2013-09-25 07:56:45

[ Watch the Video: Time Of Death Determined By Microbial Clock ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forensic scientists already have an extensive toolbox of techniques for determining the time of death in cases involving human corpses, but an intriguing new study led by the University of Colorado may just give them a new one. The findings, published in the new online science and biomedical journal eLIFE, describe a microbial clock that is essentially the lock-step...

2013-09-19 23:03:41

Experienced gardeners take advantage of autumn by seizing the moment to gather the abundance of fall leaves, or 'brown' materials to add to their 'green' kitchen scraps for composting. Shredding or chopping kitchen scraps can actually speed up to composting process; the Green Cycler is a new breed of kitchen appliance designed to do just that. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 While many people are finished gardening come fall, experienced gardeners take...

2013-09-18 23:21:25

It seems busy schedules can get in the way when trying to create a beautiful landscape. However, gardening expert Melinda Myers says if gardeners incorporate just a few changes into their fall landscape care routine, it can make a huge difference. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 It seems busy schedules can get in the way when trying to create a beautiful landscape. However, gardening expert Melinda Myers says if gardeners incorporate just a few changes into their fall landscape...

2013-09-05 23:03:22

MarketPublishers.com announces that a new research report on the humic acid (CAS 1415-93-6) market worked out by BAC Reports is now available in its catalogue. London, UK (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 MarketPublishers.com announces that a new research report on the humic acid (CAS 1415-93-6) market worked out by BAC Reports is now available in its catalogue. The newly published report “HUMIC ACID (CAS 1415-93-6) Market Research Report 2013” is an unbiased source of comprehensive insights...

2013-06-12 23:20:04

News from Sharon Kleyne on Summer Gardens, Soil Moisture and Organic Content Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne recently reported on the best strategy to improve the quality and yield of summer gardens while greatly reducing the need for watering to increase soil moisture. According to Kleyne, gardeners and farmers have known about composting and mulching for thousands of years but only recently have the full range of benefits been discovered. As Founder 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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'