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2008-08-05 09:00:58

Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that, on July 8, the Company received certification from the Washington State Department of Agriculture's (WSDA) Organic Food Program for its Pacific Choice(TM) Hydrolyzed Fish fertilizer for use in organic agriculture. Pacific Choice(TM) Hydrolyzed Fish is an all-natural fertilizer whose nutrients are derived from the by-products of oceangoing fish and stabilized with phosphoric acid. Converted Organics developed the product in...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Anonymous Organic fertlisers can provide good alternatives to traditional crop nutrients as input costs rise, ADAS representatives Brian Chambers and Peter Dampney have said. The pair presented to growers at last week's East Midlands Potato Day research they had gathered on the cost per hectare of both traditional and alternative fertilisers. They revealed that poultry litter, cattle farmyard manure (FYM), cattle slurry and green compost are all good value for money. Green compost was...

2008-08-04 09:00:43

Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that Edward J. Gildea, President and CEO, will be presenting at the 4th Annual Summer Technology Conference, hosted by Security Research Associates, Inc. Mr. Gildea's presentation will be at 8:00 am PT on Monday, August 18, 2008 at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco. Conference attendees will include a select group of institutional portfolio managers and analysts, and will feature CEO's and CFO's from some of the fastest-growing...

2008-07-29 12:01:05

ORGANIC FERTILIZER SPIKES MAKE THE JOB EASIER Off-the-shelf organic fertilizers come in granular or liquid form and require some effort to distribute evenly. A new alternative in spike form makes distribution and measurement quick and easy. Jobe's Organics Fertilizer Spikes can be pressed into the soil around plant roots to promote beneficial microbial action and improve overall plant health. They smell earthy, unlike some chemical fertilizers; Jobe's products are derived from feather...

2008-07-25 21:00:23

By JOHN LAIRD Having grown up in the Oil Patch of West Texas - where environmental activism means using fuel-efficient bulldozers - I might not be considered qualified to enlist in the "green" army that's mustering across the country. For the longest time I thought "sustainability" was how long you could hold your breath while under water. But part of my five-year conversion to Northwesternism has been a greater awareness of the value of garbage. I must confess that when I became...

2008-07-24 03:00:50

By Ozenc, Damla Bender This study was carried out to determine effects of composted hazelnut husk (CHH) on tomato seedlings grown under water stress conditions. Seven media were prepared using CHH mixed, in different ratios, with native peat and perlite. The following mixtures were used: 100%CHH, 100%peat, 75%CHH+25%peat, 50%CHH+50%peat, 25%CHH+75%peat, 25%CHH+50%peat+25%perlite and 50%CHH+25%peat+25%perlite. The experiment was arranged in a randomized plot design with seven media, three...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Brinton, William F Evans, Eric; Blewett, Craig Boron (B) is a trace element essential to crop growth in small soil concentrations (0.2-1.5ppm), yet may produce plant toxicity symptoms readily as the amount in the soil solution increases over 2ppm. Boron is present in significant amounts in recycled materials such as municipal solid waste (MSW) and coal fly ash, and therefore composts containing these ingredients may potentially exceed agronomic B levels, especially when used at heavy...

2008-07-10 09:01:11

Question: Is there such a thing as organic cow manure? Or is all cow manure created equal? Answer: It's all organic, but manure from livestock that have been kept in feed lots is likely to contain traces of pesticides, hormones and other chemicals. Unfortunately, that probably is the only kind of manure you can get because ranchers who grass-feed their animals and use organic techniques keep the manure on the land. All you can do is buy 100 percent manure products and avoid those that...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

CHICAGO _ New gardeners often are daunted by fertilizing _ or they shrug, buy some blue chemical and apply it lavishly without really knowing why. But there's no need to let your garden's need for nutrients trip you up. We assembled a cast of experts (Tom Tiddens, supervisor of plant health care at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe; Jon Rosenthal, vice president of business development at Florikan, a Florida fertilizer-maker; and Chris Paisley, service programs manager for Mariani...

2008-06-25 21:02:42

By Rick Sandella Soil, the environment in which plants live, is not dirt. Soil is actually a complex ecosystem with physical, chemical and biological components that together assure that your plants will thrive with support from you. Through the miracle of photosynthesis, plants feed themselves by converting the sun's energy into sugars that they use to grow and stay healthy. Because of photosynthesis, we do not need to feed plants (give them food) but rather we can provide them with the...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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