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2014-07-21 16:22:55

SEATTLE, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population grows, fertilizers for crops and pasture grass are increasingly in demand including the potential of packaged cow manure as compost fertilizer for retail and commercial applications, according to the Washington Dairy Products Commission. Organic cow manure is a nutrient that helps crops and pasture grass production over longer durations before the need for reapplication because of its slow release of nutrients. "Dairy cow...

2014-07-21 16:22:17

Comprehensive document highlights flooring leader's commitment to sustainable practices across its global business CALHOUN, Ga., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable practices are ultimately good choices. In its fifth annual sustainability report, Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring manufacturer, highlights the good choices the Company makes each day for customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment. "Mohawk's success is attributable to the good choices...

2014-07-21 08:25:05

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today released its inaugural corporate responsibility report. The report highlights the Company's commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainable business practices in its areas of operations, governance, safety and environmental stewardship as well as workforce development and community support. A digital version of the report is available at www.newfield.com/CR. Newfield's...

2014-07-21 08:24:01

Company Part of Team Awarded $5.5 Million Contract From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers PIPESTONE, Minn., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL, the "Company"), a leading provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, is pleased to announce today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy, Inc. (MN.), Aegis Renewable Energy (VT.), and Icenogle Construction...

2014-07-21 08:23:36

Company reduces GHG emissions and waste to landfill by nearly one-third and achieves milestones in responsible sourcing and sustainable packaging DENVER, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE: WWAV), the global consumer packaged food and beverage company that makes Silk®, Horizon®, International Delight®, Earthbound Farm® and Alpro® products, released its first biennial Corporate Social Responsibility report today for 2012-2013 in accordance with Global...

2014-07-21 08:22:06

- Orders are from existing customer members and 3 new members of WheelTime's Expansive Nation-wide Network LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, today announced that it has received approximately $600,000 in purchase orders over the past several weeks for its light weight natural gas storage systems from the...

2014-07-19 23:00:47

Europe Waste Management in Drilling Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.7% from 2013 to 2018. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-waste-management-in-drilling-8697170849.html (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 The Europe Waste Management in Drilling Market report defines and segments the waste management in drilling market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The waste management in drilling market in Europe is estimated to grow from around $0.9 billion in 2013 to $1.6...

2014-07-18 16:21:29

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA), an industrial biotechnology company producing renewable chemicals, announced today that it will report its financial results for the second quarter 2014 on Thursday August 7, 2014. BioAmber will also hold a live investor conference call and webcast at 4:30 PM Eastern Time (1:30 PM PT) to discuss the results. Conference Call and Webcast Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 4:30 PM Eastern Time / 1:30 PM Pacific Time...

2014-07-18 16:21:25

DUBLIN, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jjhcm9/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Biorefinery Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jjhcm9/global ] report to their offering. A biorefinery is a facility that is used for converting biomass into fuels, power, heat and chemicals. Chemicals such as acetic acid, liquid fuel such as bioethanol and biodegradable plastics such...

2014-07-18 08:27:12

Saudi Mega Economic City businesses and residences to pilot the GreenStar Hub app to optimize mobile communications for city's sustainable economic development NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenStar Hub (GSH) has just launched what is being touted by smart city experts as "the most comprehensive green smart city mobile app ever built." The app, which was designed specifically for the Saudi government's new "mega city," King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), provides an innovative...


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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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