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Curiosity Rover Images Show Martian Soils That Are Similar

Curiosity Rover Images Show Martian Soils That Are Similar To Earth's

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from University of Oregon (OU) geologist Gregory Retallack suggests that soil samples taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover contain evidence that Mars was once much warmer and...

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2014-07-23 12:23:58

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Micronutrients (Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Zinc and Others) for Fertigation, Foliar, Soil, Seed Treatment and Other Applications for Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables and Other Crop Types in Non-chelated and Chelated Forms - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" According to the report, global...

2014-07-21 16:22:55

SEATTLE, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population grows, fertilizers for crops and pasture grass are increasingly in demand including the potential of packaged cow manure as compost fertilizer for retail and commercial applications, according to the Washington Dairy Products Commission. Organic cow manure is a nutrient that helps crops and pasture grass production over longer durations before the need for reapplication because of its slow release of nutrients. "Dairy cow...

2014-07-21 08:28:31

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Biofertilizers Market by Type (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, Potash Mobilizing), by Crop Type, by Micro-Organism (Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillium, Cyanobacteria, Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria) & by Geography - Global Trends &...

2014-07-20 23:01:00

The Europe Nitrogenous Fertilizers Market report defines and segments the nitrogenous fertilizers market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-nitrogenous-fertilizers-4553024243.html (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 The Europe Nitrogenous Fertilizers Market report defines and segments the nitrogenous fertilizers market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from around $15,137.8 million in 2013 to...

2014-07-15 04:20:49

Company expands presence, plans to reach more farms, more crops and more sectors of society BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc. has developed a strategic plan to expand its reach, increase the capacity of the company to meet the needs of its customers and extend the diversity and cost-effectiveness of Midwestern BioAg's products and services. Midwestern BioAg provides a tailored farm management plan that incorporates better farming through better...

2014-07-14 23:02:48

This research report categorizes the global biofertilizers market based on geography, type,microorganism,and crop type. The biofertilizers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.9% from 2014 to 2019. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/compound-biofertilizers-customized-fertilizers-market-856.html) (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The report “Biofertilizers Market by Type (Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate-solubilizing, Potash-mobilizing), by Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Pulses...

2014-07-13 23:01:13

This report concentrates on the global agriculture micronutrients market. It classifies the global agriculture micronutrients market on the basis of types, application modes, forms, crop types, and geography - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/agriculture-micronutrients-market-968.html. (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 The report “Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application Mode (Soil, Foliar,...

Scientists Release Global Maps Of Soil Moisture
2014-07-08 03:28:01

[ Watch The Video: Aquarius Returns Global Maps Of Soil Moisture ] Maria-José Viñas, NASA Scientists working with data from NASA's Aquarius instrument have released worldwide maps of soil moisture, showing how the wetness of the land fluctuates with the seasons and weather phenomena. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. It is essential for plant life and influences weather and climate. Satellite readings of soil...

2014-07-07 23:01:46

The growing demand for organic food, combined with the growing health awareness among consumers, is fueling the demand for bio-fertilizers. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-bio-fertilizer-5250154124.html (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The bio-fertilizers market is an emerging market in North America, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.4% during the period of 2013 to 2018. In order to maintain the soil fertility as well as the yield of the crop, the farmers are...

2014-07-04 12:20:52

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 4 July 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Johnson County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in low-lying areas earlier this week, HESCO flood barriers were deployed in the City of Iowa City, City of Burlington, City of Davenport along the Mississippi River this week as part of the flood preparation efforts. Hesco Bastion, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and deployment of earth-filled barriers, and is based in Charleston, SC. Photo -...


Latest Soil Reference Libraries

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

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