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2015-03-05 23:05:21

A positive reception from distributors, retailers and consumers has led Beetnik to expanded their line of USDA Certified Organic frozen entrees with seven new meals. Austin,

2015-03-05 23:04:31

San Diego business takes important step to combat climate change San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 Today, Earth Source Organics (ESO) announced that

2015-03-05 23:00:53

Garland recently introduced a newly designed Sustainable Solutions brochure and an accompanying interactive version to help customers easily identify long-lasting, durable and eco-responsible

2015-03-05 16:28:45

OTA survey: More families than ever choosing organic as they learn about its benefits WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knowledge is power.

2015-03-05 16:22:58

MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.

2015-03-05 16:22:38

Dividend Payment Set at $0.25 Per Share MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") today announced that the

2015-03-05 08:23:35

Call to be held on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m.

2015-03-04 23:03:58

Adweek’s Best Commercial of the Week; Hope for the Future to Narrowly Avoid Bropocalypse La Farge, Wis.

2015-03-04 12:22:27

The Largest County and Second Largest City in the Country Adopt HERO LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The County of Los Angeles has voted to make the Home Energy Renovation

2015-03-04 04:21:03

RALEIGH, N.C., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Industries USA, Inc. announced today that Jim Perry will be succeeded by Ven Poole, CEO, as Chairman of the Board at Waste Industries


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Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.