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2014-02-13 23:01:13

Center Will Provide Sustainable Composting Solutions for Up to 100,000 Tons of Recyclable Organics per Year Punta Gorda, Florida (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

2014-02-11 23:26:51

The new interface allows growers to be more efficient accessing their field data. Tulare, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Rain Bird introduces a new multi-ranch

Mountainous Ecosystems Acted Like A Thermostat For Millions Of Years
2014-02-06 14:21:46

For the first time, scientists have discovered how tree roots in the mountains may play an important role in controlling long-term global temperatures.

How Does A South American Tree Adapt To Volcanic Soils?
2014-01-24 15:50:12

Low soil nitrogen, not soil phosphorus levels, stimulate cluster root adaptation in the Proteaceae Embothrium coccineum, a tree that may be key to reforestation in Patagonia

Earth’s CO2 And Climate Stabilized By Ancient Forests
2014-01-24 12:38:58

UK researchers have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilized over the past 24 million years.

2014-01-17 16:22:15

LITITZ, Pa., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cover Crop Solutions LLC, a leading cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, announces Dr.

Study Shows Rock Can Turn Into Soil Faster Than Previously Thought
2014-01-17 11:09:55

Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand show that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible.

2014-01-16 16:25:58

DUBLIN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/445chc/global_soil) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report

2014-01-14 23:28:28

FHR Inc.: Nutrient management for growers by growers, invites growers to attend a one-day event centered on educating attendees about all aspects of biological farming. Stewartville,

2014-01-13 23:25:40

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 6,939 new articles on mineral fertilizers.


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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