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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...

2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Carol O'Meara You changed the light bulbs and installed the low-energy appliances; the trash is recycled and you eat local. Now that your home is eco-friendly, turn your attention to the landscape, where what you grow - and mow - may help save the environment. What's that - a lawn is environmentally helpful? How can this be when too much fertilizer and overwatering make turf public enemy No. 1, the exhaust-belching mowers a suburban eco-disaster? But the real culprit is operator error,...

2008-06-17 09:00:45

Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that a post-effective amendment to the Company's registration statement that allows Converted Organics to resume honoring voluntary exercises of its Class A warrants (NASDAQ:COINW) and Class B warrants (NASDAQ:COINZ) is effective immediately. "We are pleased that we can recommence honoring the exercise of our Class A and Class B warrants by Converted Organics warrant-holders," said Edward J. Gildea, President of Converted Organics Inc....

2008-03-26 03:00:18

By Leroy, Ben L M Herath, Herath M S K; De Neve, Stefaan; Gabriels, Donald; Bommele, Lydia; Reheul, Dirk; Moens, Maurice Compost and other organic amendments have been proven to improve the soil physical quality. In Flanders, vegetable, fruit and garden (VFG) wastes are collected selectively and composted. We studied the effects of the combined application of three different doses of VFG compost and cattle slurry and one treatment with only mineral N applied, during 9 years on a range of...

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2008-02-25 11:22:05

Applying organic fertilizers, such as those resulting from composting, to agricultural land could increase the amount of carbon stored in these soils and contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research published in a special issue of Waste Management & Research (Special issue published today by SAGE).Carbon sequestration in soil has been recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the European Commission as one of the...

2007-09-19 09:01:14

By Tambone, Fulvia Genevini, Pierluigi; Adani, Fabrizio Compost may improve the soil quality and contribute to C sequestration. The short-term effects of compost application on soil properties of soil cropped with maize are reported here. Soil plots to which mature compost was added (at 50 Mg ha^sup -1^ and 85 Mg ha^sup -1^) were analyzed for total organic carbon (TOC), nutrients, heavy metals and other soil properties. In addition, maize plants were weighed at the end of the trial and...

2007-06-09 03:00:20

By Bowden, C Spargo, J; Evanylo, G The capability to determine nitrogen availability of composts is necessary to ensure that such materials will provide sufficient fertilization to the growing crop and cause minimal environmental degradation. A greenhouse study using tall fescue as a bioindicator was used to evaluate nitrogen availability of two biosolids composts, two mixed yard waste-poultry manure composts, and one commercially-processed poultry litter. Five inorganic nitrogen (as NH^sub...

2006-12-26 09:00:30

Organic Growing Systems, Inc. (OGSI), a subsidiary of Advanced Growing Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AGWS), has taken several key steps to prepare for the spring growing season and the increased demand for its quality, organic fertilizer. Staff at the Mississippi factory has been augmented with new management to supervise a second shift beginning early in 2007. This shift will effectively double the production capabilities to over 2000 bags per day. Equipment has been modified and production...

2006-12-13 03:00:32

By Pandey, C; Shukla, S A two-year study was conducted in 2002-2003 (season one) and 2003- 2004 (season two) at a seepage irrigated vegetable farm in south Florida to investigate the effects of soil organic amendment (composted yard waste) on movement of water in a sandy soil. Season one result showed that for the same water table depth, soil moisture content in the compost field was higher than the noncompost field in the root zone (top 20 cm). The increased soil moisture was attributed to...


Latest Organic fertilizer Reference Libraries

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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