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Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle.

2014-05-24 23:00:18

This new product is a special formulation of beneficial microorganisms that enhances soil quality, controls odor and pests on the farm. Lake View Terrace, California

2014-05-22 23:03:19

The Grounds Guys have a step-by-step process for creating and building a compost pile. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Compost is an earth-friendly

Food Security Boosted By ESA’s Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity Mission
2014-05-22 03:16:39

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine.

2014-05-22 08:32:09

DUBAI, UAE, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydroponics is becoming increasingly popular in the region and Pegasus Agritech [http://pegasusagritech.weebly.com ] views the

2014-05-20 12:24:18

DALLAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American micronutrients market is Demand Fueled byRising population and Food Needs.

2014-05-16 23:08:29

The pioneer citrus grower in Visalia, CA uses ClimateMinder to monitor the soil moisture and EC conditions remotely in real-time. Visalia, CA (PRWEB) May 16,

2014-05-15 23:15:08

Pots of annuals make a stunning addition to a patio or landscape.

2014-05-15 08:27:29

WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dalai Lama endorses Save Our Soils campaign On Monday 12th May the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader

2014-05-14 12:24:34

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, May 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, has announced that Québec's Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight


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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