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2013-11-07 13:56:23

The growing threat to our National Parks from horse dung Research team leader, Associate Professor Catherine Pickering, said the Griffith study looked at the number and types of weed seeds which can be dispersed through horse manure. The findings have been published in the journal Ecological Management and Restoration. "We reviewed 15 studies on seed germination from horse dung; six from Europe, four from North America, three from Australia and one study each from Africa and Central...

2013-10-30 23:00:32

Sukarne has built four processing plants that convert manure into compost, which is then sold to agricultural producers, some of which supply the grain to feed the cattle. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 As one of the largest beef exporters in North America, Mexico-based Sukarne could easily have a large and potentially negative environmental impact. The company’s cattle-on-feed numbers are expected to nearly double next year to 515,000 from 292,000 in 2010. That’s a lot of cattle producing...

Benefits Of Organic Foods
2013-08-09 13:57:38

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In today’s world, we hear about organic versus conventional food all of the time and often wonder just what the benefits of organic foods are? About a year ago, redOrbit published an article explaining that organic foods have no more nutritional value than conventional foods. That is to say, the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals found in organic foods equaled those found in non-organic foods. So an orange grown organically has...

2013-07-02 13:56:55

In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22% of the world's population on just 9% of its total arable land. But as a special collection of papers in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ) points out, these achievements have come at a cost. Massive losses of nutrients from...

2013-01-07 05:01:03

Dairy farmers face growing scrutiny over manure management. iCropTrak software, now available on the iPhone and providing multi language support, makes regulatory compliance record keeping affordable, flexible and convenient. Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 With the “Milk Cliff” precipice safely in the rear view mirror, dairy farmers nationwide are now turning their attention back to an increasingly deep pool of regulations governing the management of animal waste....

2012-10-26 12:27:04

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes. Thousands of acres of land with little or no vegetation, once mined for lead and zinc, remain throughout an area of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. The mining activities also left behind a legacy of lead-contaminated acidic soils, toxic smelter sites, and large...


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Enviropig
2013-10-02 09:09:32

Enviropig is the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs with the capability to digest plant phosphorus more efficiently than ordinary unmodified pigs that was developed at the University of Guelph. The benefits of the Enviropig, if commercialized, include reduced feed cost and reduced phosphorus pollution as compared to the raising of ordinary pigs. Enviropigs create the enzyme phytase in their salivary glands. When cereal grains are consumed, the phytase mixes with...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

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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