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2009-04-06 17:00:00

CR Provides Ten Tips to Save Money and Time for a Perfect Do-It-Yourself Lawn YONKERS, N.Y., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The weather is warming up and lawn owners are hitting the turf once again in hopes to create the perfect lawn. According to the latest lawn care poll by Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly half (43%) of adults plan to spend more time in their outdoor space this year compared to last year, and only five percent plan to spend less. Consumer Reports'...

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2009-01-14 09:05:59

For the first time, a comprehensive digital soil map of sub-Saharan Africa is going to be made and released to the public. The 17.5 million dollar plan will give farmers in 42 countries a "soil health diagnosis" and will advise them on what crops will thrive in their area. Scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) will obtain soil samples from across Africa and evaluate the nutrient levels. Together with satellite information to create a high-resolution guide,...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent So, you've spent most every summer weekend mowing your lawn. Now you're about to spend your fall weekends fertilizing and planting grass seed so you will have even more grass to mow next spring and summer. Growing grass is kind of like doing the laundry. It's never done. But aren't there limits to how much lawn work we should do? Around here it's hard to plant a carefree lawn because fescue and other lawn grasses don't grow...

2008-09-17 09:00:43

Midlands Minerals Corporation ("Midlands" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: MEX) is pleased to announce the commencement of additional soil sampling on its Sian and Praso projects in Ghana. The soil surveys are designed to tighten the spacing on existing soil grids to allow further definition of drill targets, to extend known open-ended zones, and to explore new areas, as part of the Company's on going exploration program. The newly released soil geochemical data from the adjacent Newmont...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Anonymous Dynamic Compost Tea, based in Nelson, New Zealand, brews compost tea in a 2,000-liter silo. It takes about 24 hours, with 150 liters resulting from every 15 metric tons of compost with each batch tested before use. Robert Luff, of Dynamic Compost Tea, starts with soil tests and analysis at a specific farm, and then decides on the quantity and strength of the tea to be used. The company has worked on restoring the biological balance to the soil on more than 200 farms over the...

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Robert H. Schuler Q: I live in Pomona and have a 10-year-old navel orange tree that produces fruit that is inconsistent in sweetness. The fruit is good every year, but some years (three years ago, for example) the fruit was outstanding in sweetness. I follow the directions for fertilizing and sprinkle some citrus pellets and try and deep water every month. Can you explain why the sweetness varies from year to year and can you suggest anything to ensure consistent sweetness? - Don...

2008-08-11 12:00:35

Environmental officials have warned that dangerous levels of lead may exist in urban gardens throughout the United States. Boston University School of Public Health professor Wendy Heiger-Bernays said gardens in most U.S. cities likely contain unsafe levels of the metallic element, but associated risks could be contained through careful gardening, The Boston Globe said Monday. "If I had a garden in the urban environment I would just assume there is lead in the soil," the associate...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

Homeland Security Network (Pink Sheets:HSYN), doing business as Global Ecology Corporation (GEC), announced today that it has taken sludge samples from its first four potential water and soil remediation projects in the U.S. and will submit proposals to the appropriate regulatory authorities as soon as the samples are quantified. The company believes the proposals will meet the needs and requirements and should result in projects starting in the next 45 days. The projects, two in Florida...

2008-08-04 18:00:47

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Dwayne Brown, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 1726, dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov, or Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., +1-818-354-6278, guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov, both of NASA; or Sara Hammond of University of Arizona, Tucson, +1-520-626-1974, shammond@lpl.arizona.edu WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists are analyzing results from soil samples delivered several weeks ago to science instruments on NASA's Phoenix...

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2008-08-04 17:30:22

PASADENA, Calif. -- Scientists are analyzing results from soil samples delivered several weeks ago to science instruments on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander to understand the landing site's soil chemistry and mineralogy. Within the last month, two samples have been analyzed by the Wet Chemistry Lab of the spacecraft's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA, suggesting one of the soil constituents may be perchlorate, a highly oxidizing substance. The Phoenix team has been...


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