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2013-11-26 23:27:04

Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), with help from industry partners, creates an Online Toolkit to assist communities with composting food waste. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The road to zero waste has led more and more municipalities to build upon existing yard debris composting programs to include food scrap collection, a move that holds many great opportunities yet also a number of challenges. Now there is a pathway to navigate these challenges, offered by the...

Prepare For Spring With A Fall Compost: Exclusive
2013-11-19 18:19:06

[ Watch the Video: How To Prepare For Spring This Fall ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For some, fall and winter are the “off-seasons” for gardening, aside from raking up the leaves and burning them. However, fall can be prime time to ensure your garden looks as healthy as ever once Earth Day comes back around next spring, and redOrbit has a few tips to help you along with this process. Fallen leaves are considered pests by many, and while raked up they...

2013-11-18 23:02:24

The solutions offered by Organic and Environmental Products includes all-natural treatments for health, MSM, aquarium care, composting, chelation, odor control, mold removal, and much more. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Organic and Environmental Products has just announced that they are now open for business. Their website, https://organic-environmental-products.com, is now ready to serve customers. Organic and Environmental Products includes all-natural...

2013-11-15 23:26:47

FHR Inc.: Nutrient management for growers by growers, introduces two new products this fall into the product line. Nutra-Max Nitrogen and a reformulated Residue Digester have been specifically designed to replace necessary nutrients for improved soil health and maximum yield results. Stewartville, MN (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 FHR Inc., an innovative nutrient management company dedicated to producing high-quality agricultural products and educational resources, today announced the...

Amazon Rain Forest Drought Resistant
2013-11-14 13:25:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of Climate claim the Amazon rain forest may be more resilient in its ability to cope with dry conditions than previously believed. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Colorado State University used a computer model to demonstrate that the Amazon rainforest may be able to withstand periods of drought better than what previous climate models had predicted. During the study, researchers removed...

Lignin-Feasting Microbe Could Be Used For Biofuels
2013-11-13 16:08:10

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nature designed lignin, the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy. For this reason, lignin is a major challenge for those who would extract those same plant sugars and use them to make advanced biofuels. As part of their search for economic ways to overcome the lignin challenge, researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have characterized the enzymatic activity of...

2013-11-09 23:03:32

In response to an article published by Basque Research, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses the LIFE Regen Farming Project, an initiative to test regenerative agriculture practices to restore and maintain soil quality. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses an initiative designed to test the outcomes of the use of regenerative...

2013-11-08 23:22:32

In response to an article published by the European Commission, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, releases a statement that discusses the importance of soil quality in the environment and the economy. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, affirms that healthy soil is the key to a strong economy and environment. According to an October 29th article...

2013-11-07 23:34:21

In response to an article published by Science Daily, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses SoilDoc, a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries improve and maintain soil quality. Middefield, OH (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses SoilDoc, a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries restore...

How Plants In Arid Lands Gain Nutrients To Survive
2013-11-06 11:48:07

Marine Biological Laboratory The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America.  Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark (Utah State University), and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients...


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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