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Plant Material Stored In Impact Glass Could Reveal Much

Plant Material Stored In Impact Glass Could Reveal Much About Ancient Earth, Mars

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The discovery of biodata encapsulated in molten glass resulting from asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago not only provides information about the climate and life forms of the...

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2014-04-15 20:23:56

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dx28dk/global_fertilizer) has announced the addition of the "Global Fertilizer Nutrients Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dx28dk/global_fertilizer ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Fertilizer Nutrients market to grow at a CAGR of 3.83 percent over...

2014-04-10 23:28:27

PRO-MIX® Organic Vegetable and Herb Mix is Scientifically Proven to Be the Winning Recipe for Maximum Harvest With Minimal Effort (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 If organic gardeners could name an MVP in the garden, good soil would win year after year. Home gardeners that grow bountiful, healthy and organic vegetables and herbs know the secret to success is in the soil, and this year, maintaining soil success just got a little easier. PRO-MIX® Organic Vegetable and Herb Mix offers home...

2014-04-09 16:44:10

Detecting drought before it causes more catastrophe: the news could go down like a cool drink of water for regions feeling the heat. University of Cincinnati researchers are at work tracking drought patterns across the United States. Qiusheng Wu, a doctoral student and research assistant for the UC Department of Geography, and Hongxing Liu, a UC professor and head of the Department of Geography, will present details this week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers...

2014-04-04 16:23:50

- New, Online Destination "From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil" Launches with Dynamic Lesson Plans and Activities, Interactive Tools, and Agricultural Career Profiles - SILVER SPRING, Md., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education announced today at the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference the launch of a new online destination, "From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil," designed to give middle school students a deeper...

2014-04-04 08:26:26

Hortau will use funding to continue expansion and provide world-class irrigation management solutions for growers across all commodities CALGARY, April 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Hortau, the leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management, has secured $3.5 million in financing from Avrio Capital - its second investment in the precision irrigation company in 14 months. Avrio Capital, Canada's leading private equity firm focused on food and agriculture, invested $3 million in Hortau in...

New Tree-planting Technique For Ecological Control Of Desert
2014-04-03 15:52:50

Science China Press When planting seedlings of desert plants in the desert area under no irrigation condition, why is the survival rate so low and the growth is so poor? A recent research using desert plant Haloxylon ammodendron discovered that high desert surface temperature (≥50oC) is a major limiting factor under numerous desert habitats. It provides a novel idea for ecological control measures of desert. Professor MA Hao and his group from Nanjing Agricultural University and Xinjiang...

2014-04-03 08:33:04

Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation Announces Seven Founding Participants for REAP initiative ARLINGTON, Texas, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), the ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) has established a public-private partnership to enhance research on sustainable soil health for multiple land uses in agriculture....

2014-04-01 23:31:00

A Turf Feeding Fertigation System is being added to the irrigation for the golf course at the 2016 Olympics to reduce the use of water, fertilizer, chemicals, labor and energy. This system will create sustainable golf course for the Olympics. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The 2016 Olympics in Brazil will be sustainable. Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas company, will take part by reducing the use of water, fertilizer, chemicals, labor and energy on the golf course being built for the new...

2014-04-01 23:00:39

Cory Schurman joins GYPSOIL Division of Beneficial Reuse Management as national sales manager to coordinate marketing programs, and work with customers, sales representatives and agricultural consultants. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Cory Schurman has accepted the role of national sales manager with GYPSOIL a division of Beneficial Reuse Management. He will oversee the GYPSOIL sales team, coordinate marketing programs, and work with customers, sales representatives and agricultural...

2014-04-01 12:54:16

Consuming foods grown in urban gardens may offer a variety of health benefits, but a lack of knowledge about the soil used for planting, could pose a health threat for both consumers and gardeners. In a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), researchers identified a range of factors and challenges related to the perceived risk of soil contamination among urban community gardeners and found a need for clear and concise information on how best to prevent and manage...


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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