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Earthworms Can Survive And Recover After Stress From 3-week Drought
2013-09-19 13:20:17

Earthworms are a welcomed sight in many gardens and yards since they can improve soil structure and mixing.

2013-09-18 23:21:25

It seems busy schedules can get in the way when trying to create a beautiful landscape.

2013-09-17 23:32:59

In response to an article published AgriNews, Colle Farmers Market, an online organic farmers market, discusses a new study about the soil building benefits of organic farming. Bohemia,

2013-09-11 23:25:56

Intelligent Design introduces Naturally Green™ Soil Amendment Gel, seeking partners on IndieGoGo to build a production facility. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September

2013-09-11 23:01:56

The new website includes informative product information as well as articles to help customers understand what the site and products are about. Lake View Terrace,

Wetlands Could Be Key In Revitalizing Acid Streams
2013-09-05 10:28:37

A team of University of Texas at Arlington biologists working with the U.S. Geological Survey has found that watershed wetlands can serve as a natural source for the improvement of streams polluted by acid rain.

Understanding Desert Plant Migration
2013-08-30 13:24:31

New research shows that greater plant density allows more water to seep into the ground in arid, desert-like areas.

2013-08-29 23:29:29

In a newly launched video, SpiritDetox.com highlights the problem with today's soils that is causing nutrient deficiency in the food system.

2013-08-24 23:03:50

Sea of Green Hydrogardens, a leading Arizona-based retailer of gardening and outdoor products, is now offering tips on indoor grow.


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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.