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2015-01-21 16:24:15

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts and ZUG, Switzerland, January 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that it has for the first time placed in the

2015-01-21 16:22:52

Sigma-Aldrich, recognized for its sustainability efforts in St. Louis and around the world, takes the 38th spot as one of only 20 American companies to make the list ST.

2015-01-21 12:22:22

Commercial Solar Leads has over 10 years in the renewable energy industry alone, and is expanding their commercial solar leads generation and distribution by over 300% this year. LOS

2015-01-21 12:21:25

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan.

2015-01-20 08:43:26

PORTLAND, Oregon, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global E-Waste Management Market - Size, Industry Analysis,

2015-01-20 04:21:32

WAALWIJK, the Netherlands, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, a leading carpets and sport pitches company (part of Tarkett Group), is once again attending the World

2015-01-19 23:02:49

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the " Waste to Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their


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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
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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