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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...

2008-06-24 09:02:48

No matter how many technological advances Americans make, one thing is for sure -- we can't control the weather. Some areas of our country are experiencing dust-raising drought, while other parts of the nation are underwater. Crops are being affected on a wide scale, and the price of food is going up too. For weekend gardeners and professionals alike, it has become increasingly important to learn new methods of planting with confidence and following sustainable gardening practices. Organic...

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. Many gardeners, though, make the mistake of approaching the use of organic fertilizers in the same way as they might use a chemical fertilizer. For instance, the other day a gardening expert on the radio was touting the benefits of guano, or bat droppings. He was right about guano...

2008-06-24 02:30:01

PR Financial Marketing Jim Blackman, 713-256-0369 jim@prfmonline.com Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that it has appointed Dean Ulrich as the General Manager of the Company's new flagship organic soil amendment and fertilizer processing facility in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Mr. Ulrich, age 43, brings almost two decades of transportation and waste management industry expertise to Converted Organics. Most recently, Mr. Ulrich was the General Manager of...


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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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