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2012-04-13 12:07:31

Caltech biologists discover that many nematode species make the same types of small-molecule pheromones All animals seem to have ways of exchanging information–monkeys vocalize complex messages, ants create scent trails to food, and fireflies light up their bellies to attract mates. Yet, despite the fact that nematodes, or roundworms, are among the most abundant animals on the planet, little is known about the way they network. Now, research led by California Institute of Technology...

2012-03-28 23:04:16

Bokashi Life announces the launch of their company, promoting Bokashi composting, an indoor method converting food scraps to soil through fermentation utilizing Effective Microorganisms®. Columbia City, OR (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Bokashi Life launches their company with a solution to food waste. Is it possible that food waste is the most vauable commodity discarded each day? Bokashi Life thinks so. What happens with food waste, those fruit and veggie skins, banana peelings, egg shells,...

2012-03-08 20:00:00

Web development client of Web Full Circle, launches newly improved website Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Website Design and Internet Marketing Company, Web Full Circle, is pleased to announce the launch of Earth Farm Organics re-designed website earthfarms.com. Web Full Circle provided the Company with an enhanced website that is reflected with a modern design and extensive information about the Company and how you can reduce your ecological footprint. Locally owned and operated,...

2012-02-03 16:00:00

Anaerobic Digestion Says: According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, “Investment in biomass and waste-to-energy is projected to increase from $14bn in 2010 to $80bn by 2020”. Among the greatest beneficiaries are processes such as Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and other innovative waste conversion technologies that can manage organics sustainably and achieve a greater rate of landfill diversion. London, UK (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Cascadia Capital, specialist investment bankers,...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Montana Food Bank saves money by turning food waste into compost for local gardens. Great Falls, MT (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 The Great Falls Community Food Bank recycles food waste to produce a rich organic compost to help with the revitalization of local soil. Since starting their food waste recycling program in 2010, the Great Falls Community Food Bank now recycles 24 tons of food waste annually by composting. By recycling the food waste, the Food Bank is able to save roughly $2-3,000...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the Environmental Sciences. The most recently featured articles deal with degradation of polymer shopping bags in the gastrointestinal fluids of sea turtles and options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during wastewater treatment for agricultural use. These as well as all other articles are now available on a new mobile website. (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 The Environmental Sciences Social Network...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

San Joseâs professional landscaper, Palomares Tree and Gardening Service, offers helpful tips on fall planting. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 San Jose professional landscaper Palomares Tree and Gardening Service provides 10 easy tips on how to protect gardens during the fall season. 1.    Do weeding and mulching in the fall, leaving less work to do in the spring. 2.    Start composting. Chop up leaves and make a pile to be used...

2011-11-18 02:39:19

Non-chemical method matches herbicides for managing weeds Traditionally addressed through hand-weeding and/or herbicide application, controlling weeds is one of most costly operations in nursery production. Increased labor costs have made hand-weeding prohibitive as the sole method of weed control, and although herbicides may be effective and less expensive, non-target herbicide loss can be as high as 86% and can harm the environment. To address the economic and environmental impact 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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.