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

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.

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.

2013-11-15 23:26:47

FHR Inc.: Nutrient management for growers by growers, introduces two new products this fall into the product line.

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

Scientists now say the Amazon rain forest may be more resilient in its ability to cope with dry conditions than previously believed.

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

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.

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

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

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

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...

2013-11-04 16:02:16

Great civilizations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the soils on which they were founded.


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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