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2011-05-03 07:04:00

HOUSTON and WILMINGTON, Del., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced a strategic investment in the Peninsula Compost Company, LLC (PCC), which owns and operates the Wilmington Organic Recycling Center (WORC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) WORC is the only fully operational and permitted in-vessel organics processing center in the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia area. Currently, WORC processes 250 to 300 tons per day...

2011-04-04 16:58:30

Study evaluates properties of biocontainers compared to plastic Containers made from plastics are used in most traditional greenhouse operations. While plastic containers are practical, strong, and can be formed to any size, shape, or color, the extensive use of these petroleum-based containers creates significant waste disposal problems for the greenhouse industry and consumers. One example: a 2008 report found that a typical greenhouse operation in California discards over 3560 pounds of...

2011-03-15 15:42:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Composting Council and its membership is working hard to fight attempts by state legislatures to repeal long-standing bans on the disposal of leaves and other yard debris in landfills in Georgia and Michigan. Both states have seen similar efforts in the past few years turned back by recycling supporters with help from the USCC and local composters. Often done under the guise of "energy independence" or even "fighting...

2011-03-15 08:23:00

XI'AN, China, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; "China Green Agriculture" or "the Company"), a leading producer and distributor of humic acid ("HA") based compound fertilizers, blended fertilizers, organic compound fertilizers and mixed organic-inorganic compound fertilizers through its wholly owned subsidiaries in China, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. ("Jinong") and Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd....

2011-03-03 11:18:00

SYDNEY, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HotelsCombined.com, the world leader in hotel price comparison, today announced the most innovative ways that hotels strive to achieve a positive impact on the environment, culture and local economy. Green hotels come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, and can be found almost anywhere, from the streets of San Francisco to exotic island hideaways. With the number of ecofriendly options on the rise, why not reduce your footprint and "go green" on your...

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...


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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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