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Genome Of The Button Mushroom Sequenced
2012-10-09 05:30:24

Occupying a prominent place in our diet and grocery stores, the button mushroom boasts a multibillion-dollar niche. In nature, the same mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, is known to decay leaf matter on the forest floor.

2008-09-30 15:00:31

COMPOST is a natural fertiliser and soil conditioner that can be made at home from organic wastes, such as: Twigs and prunings. Lawn clippings. Food scraps. Manure. Leaves. These wastes are changed into a rich humus by micro-organisms (tiny creatures), insects and worms.

2008-09-23 03:00:16

Clay is the Jekyll and Hyde of soils. It constitutes some of our most fertile agricultural soils, but even these turn rock-hard when dry. Tiny particles pack down so tightly that the ground virtually defies water absorption. Once saturated, it becomes a sticky morass taking forever to dry out.

2008-08-22 18:00:25

WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, August 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Exactly 40 years after Woodstock, a "Rock for Nature" rock concert will be held in the Schwabisch Hall in Germany from August 22 through 24. The concert's theme will be organic, genetic-manipulation free agriculture.

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Desalegn, Getinet Binner, E; Lechner, P Performing compost quality assessment such as compost stability is quite necessary for rating the quality of horse manure and biowaste composts and meeting specific regulatory requirements on the composition and compost process.

2008-06-17 02:30:00

Organic fertilizers are all the rage these days, and with good reason. They can provide plants with a long, slow feed, and their manufacture reuses waste products while putting less demand on natural resources.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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