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2008-07-24 15:00:54

SHREVEPORT, La., July 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- International Star, Inc. (I-Star) (OTCBB:ILST) today announced the initial results from the mineral exploration activities in progress on I-Star's Detrital Wash claim block in Mohave County, AZ. Results from 252 assays recently performed by Mountain States R&D International, Inc., an Arizona registered and licensed lab, on samples taken from I-Star's Detrital Wash claims support historical records obtained by I-Star of significant...

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...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By BASHAM, Laura When Nelson soil consultant Robert Luff brews his tea, he uses a 2000-litre silo. It is no ordinary cuppa that he makes. The compost tea will be sprayed on farmland to improve soils and growth. His firm is working on restoring the biological balance to the soil on more than 200 properties, 60 of them in the Nelson region. They include sheep and beef farms, dairy, vineyards, hop and berry farms and tree nurseries. The business has grown over six years as farmers...

2008-07-09 15:00:26

Zinccorp Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ZN) is pleased to announce a very promising discovery at its wholly owned Michelle property, located 25 km east of the Dempster Highway in central Yukon. The highlight result from this discovery is a drill interval that averaged more than 40% combined lead-zinc with 510.7 g/t (14.9 ounces/ton) silver over a 7.94 m (26 ft) true thickness. The discovery was made by diamond drilling done in 2007, results of which were just received. It consists of fracture-...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Michael Mills, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 4--Question: What you would suggest to keep the weeds/grass out of my asparagus bed? We have had the bed for a few years and would prefer something other than constant weeding. - Helen File Answer: What's the main difference between asparagus and such crops as spinach, green beans, okra, corn and watermelons? Asparagus is a perennial, and the others are annuals. Those with ornamental gardens may be thinking, "Yeah, so what's the point?"...

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...

2008-06-21 15:00:24

By Nate Kelly, Walton Sun, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Jun. 21--Gardening in the backyard can be more than just a pleasurable pastime, it can also cut hundreds of dollars off your annual food bill. "By rotating crops, a 20x10 foot garden will reduce the yearly food bill by $400, if gardening year-round," said Mike Goodchild, forestry/ horticulture agent for the Walton County Extension Offi ce. Because of the warm weather, gardens can be grown year-round in Florida, although spring is the...

2008-06-17 09:00:49

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Full Metal Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FMM) and Ashburton Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ABR.P) have entered into an Option Agreement whereby Ashburton can earn a 60% interest in Full Metal's OG Zinc-Lead- Silver property, subject to acceptance from the TSX Venture Exchange. The Companies are planning a 2,000 meter drilling program to commence in August 2008. A ground-based gravity survey is currently underway. Ashburton has the option...

2007-11-08 09:00:42

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diamond Fields International Ltd. (DFI:TSX) ("DFI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from their field sampling program of the Henry Town shear zone, situated in the Grand Cape exploration permit in the Republic of Liberia. Compilation of these and previous results shows the existence of near continuous anomalous gold mineralisation over a strike length of 5.5 km and total surface area in excess of 3.5km(2). The...

2007-09-13 03:00:12

By RICHARD NUNNALLY Q. In late August I treated my lawn with Roundup to kill the crabgrass and wiregrass so I can plant fescue. It apparently did a good job because everything is turning straw brown. A friend at work said I should till up the yard before I plant new seed, but that seems drastic to me. Do you think I need to till it or would running an aerator over it be good enough? A. I think tilling is too drastic, also. If your existing top soil grew a good crop of weedy grasses, it...


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