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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 on the Global Soil Treatment Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/445chc/global_soil ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This market research report highlights the market size of the global soil...

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, MN (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 FHR, Inc. is hosting a one-day seminar in Perrysburg, OH, sponsored by Black Swamp Ag, Inc. Set to be held on January 20th, the Farm to Plate seminar will provide attendees with a road map to practicing sustainable agriculture while achieving maximum yields. Attendees at the event...

2014-01-13 23:25:40

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 6,939 new articles on mineral fertilizers. As a comprehensive publisher of agricultural articles, EurekaMag.com covers this inorganic material of synthetic origin that is added to soil to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 6,939 references and abstracts on mineral fertilizers. The site's Research...

Mushrooms Associated To Earthworms Can Develop Mechanism Of Environmental Engineering
2014-01-13 12:25:49

Technical University of Madrid This model, which was developed by a research group of the School of Forestry at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), has shown how some types of mushrooms (such as truffles, boletus or chanterelles) associated to earthworms can develop a mechanism of environmental engineering. The use of this model can increase the levels of calcium and salts among tree roots what can result in an increase in mycorrhizas and to enhance the development of forests. This...

2014-01-13 08:22:37

Testing show plants grow to twice as high and produce 8 times the weight of healthy fruit POMONA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Robey, spokesman for Live-Silver announced today that tests made by Live-Silver of Pomona, Calif. indicate plants grown hydroponically, as well as in soil, indicate annual plants grow to twice the height and width of control plants when 2 percent of Live-Silver's new supercharged colloidal silver is added to the standard nutrients....

2014-01-09 23:03:38

The report provides full analysis of the world’s leading players in the agriculture micronutrient industry, major micronutrient types and their forms, major application modes and crop types, with a clear insight and overview on the developments and trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/agriculture-micronutrients-market-968.html (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The report "Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated &...

2014-01-09 12:20:02

Soil erosion may reveal ancient water management in Mahendraparvata Soil erosion and vegetation change indicate approximately 400 years of intensive land use around the city of Mahendraparvata in the Phnom Kulen region beginning in the mid 9th century, with marked change in water management practices from the 12th century, according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Dan Penny from the University of Sydney and colleagues from other institutions....

Fungi Fight Climate Change
2014-01-09 12:01:24

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people know fungi as the yeast that makes their bread or the mold that leaves them wheezing at night. But there are hundreds of these creatures working quietly on the sidelines to make the world a better place: from brewing beer to keeping the soil fertile and now, it turns out, combating climate change. A new study published online in Nature reveals that fungi, not plants, are the real champions in the battle against...

2013-12-27 04:21:23

DUBLIN, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/368wxf/micronutrient) has announced the addition of the "Global Micronutrient Market Report 2013-2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/368wxf/micronutrient ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Micronutrients are essential elements that are used for growth and regulation of plant's vital...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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