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2011-09-01 15:30:39

Study shows humans to blame for spread of non-native species It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet. A recent study by Dara Seidl and Peter Klepeis of Colgate University in New York traces the ways in which humans are the principal agents of dispersal of exotic earthworms in the forests of Northern America. Their findings, published online in Springer's journal Human Ecology, suggest that humans spread...

2011-08-26 07:00:00

Speakers from around the globe presented their findings after using probiotics in a number of microbial environments, including agriculture, waste water treatment, commercial composting and consumer packaged goods. A proprietary blend of beneficial microorganisms was the key to their success. Kansas City, Missouri, USA (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 SCD Probiotics, a Kansas City-based manufacturer of probiotic products, concluded their third international conference on probiotic solutions for...

2011-08-11 10:30:00

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what's the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50898-emerson-insinkerator-new-food-waste-study A new study about the impact of various food waste disposal systems has shown that putting it into a garbage disposer results in lower global warming...

2011-08-02 11:00:00

ALTOONA, Iowa, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all heard of recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers. But what about recycling human waste? This radical concept, once embraced only by hippies, is now going mainstream thanks to the growing popularity of composting toilets. A composting toilet is an eco-friendly alternative toilet designed to recycle human waste into compost, or enriched garden soil. "We've seen a huge increase in homeowner inquiries about composting toilet systems,"...

2011-08-01 06:40:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit in the Organics Pavilion (Booth 881) at the WASTECON 2011 show, Aug. 23-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville. GaiaRecycle will display one of its stainless steel modular recycling systems to highlight the "turn-key" operational features and robust design of the GaiaRecycle product line...

2011-07-05 14:05:00

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecologico-Logic, Inc., a Nevada-based green technology company, has unveiled a prototype of a state-of-the-art waste reduction system - known as "The Muncher"®- that is far faster, greener and more cost-effective than any waste management technology currently in use. Its primary purpose is to reduce the weight and volume of all organic and many types of inorganic waste. The Muncher® achieves its high-volume...

2011-06-30 02:00:00

LEBANON, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While you're enjoying that well deserved summer vacation, don't forget your garden will be home working hard. Here are some simple tips from www.preen.com to keep your garden going while you're on the go. A Good Soak - Give flower and vegetable gardens a good final soak before flying the coop. This is especially important if rainfall has been inadequate, or sparse precipitation is predicted. The good news is that further watering may not be a...

2011-05-31 16:34:01

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down. "Biodegradable materials, such as disposable cups and utensils, are broken down in landfills by microorganisms that then produce methane," says Dr. Morton Barlaz, co-author of a paper describing the research and professor and head of NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and...

2011-05-13 09:50:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turning Earth, LLC, a developer of integrated organics recycling facilities, has entered into an exclusive licensing and joint development agreement with the Danish company Solum Group to deploy Solum's Aikan(TM) High Solids Anaerobic Digestion ("HSAD") Technology in Turning Earth's Triple Play(TM) organics recycling facilities in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Turning Earth has exclusive rights to the Aikan(TM) technology in North...

2011-05-05 07:04:00

APOPKA, Fla., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) "We want to extract the highest value possible from the materials we manage. Recycling organics through composting and the development of other technologies that may produce energy,...


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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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