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2011-02-08 07:14:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of onsite food/organic waste recycling systems, today announced the addition of the G-300CD recycling system for safely handling carcass disposal and minimizing animal mortality management challenges. The GaiaRecycle G-300CD organic waste recycling system is engineered as an environmentally safe, year-round solution to address the major disadvantages associated with the disposal of...

2011-02-07 08:08:00

BEIJING, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading agricultural nutrient company in China, today responded to misconceptions regarding its products and business model contained in a recent article posted on the website Seeking Alpha. The Company believes that the author, who at no point contacted management prior to the article's publication, drew conclusions based inadequate research and a number of...

2011-01-19 08:36:00

OKEECHOBEE, Fla., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Okeechobee, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments as well as bagged lawn and garden products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) The facility, located adjacent to Waste Management's existing Okeechobee Landfill operation, is the company's first dedicated...

2011-01-10 07:37:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of onsite food/organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit at the US Composting Council (http://www.compostingcouncil.org) show on January 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA. On display in the GaiaRecycle exhibit will be the G-30H modular model to represent the GaiaRecycle product line's (http://www.gaiarecycle.com) sturdy design, yet simple...

2010-12-14 00:01:32

The new, affordable Bokashi Food Waste Recycling System makes composting kitchen food scraps easier (and more pleasant) than ever. Alto, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 TeraGanix, Inc., the exclusive US distributor for Dr Higa's original EM"¢1® microbial inoculant products, has announced the introduction of a new, affordable Bokashi Food Waste Recycling system. This composting system helps homeowners reduce the impact of their organic waste and quickly produces a rich organic food...

2010-12-01 07:25:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating procedures for the onsite processing of food scraps and other organic waste. "During our evaluation, the GaiaRecycle G-200H system met the performance expectations that...

2010-11-29 16:26:48

The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming. Two recent studies published by the Mathematics Research Institute at the University of Exeter highlight the risk that this 'compost bomb' instability could pose, and calculate the conditions under which it could occur. The same Exeter team is now exploring a possible link between the theories described in the studies and last summer's devastating peatland fires in...

2010-11-12 09:55:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Composting Council (USCC), the organizational group behind International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) in the United States, is proud to announce a call for entries for its 2011 ICAW Poster Contest. The contest will run from September 15 until November 30, 2010 and is open to anyone who wants to help celebrate composting and promote the benefits of composting and compost use. The winning poster will serve as the 2011 ICAW...

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2010-11-02 09:03:19

By Jeff Harrison, University of Arizona A 19-year UA study shows that the end product of municipally treated wastewater is generally free of any pathogenic organisms that might harm humans or the environment. A newly published report from a University of Arizona research group says biosolids, properly treated, pose little if any health risk to the public. The study, "Pathogens in Biosolids: Are They Safe?," is online in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Ian L. Pepper, director of the NSF...

2010-10-05 08:00:00

OSHAWA, Ontario, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sancor Industries Ltd. (http://www.sancorindustries.com/), a leading manufacturer of composting toilets, has partnered with well known actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. and his Living With Ed brand. Begley will help promote both the Envirolet® and Santerra Green composting toilet systems as an economical and environment-friendly alternative to traditional sanitation systems. Both Envirolet and Santerra Green systems have...


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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