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2014-06-23 08:31:50

Young Rivals From Across the Globe Work Together to Keep Things 'Growing' CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jointly hosted by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town includes seasoned professionals from across the spectrum of agribusiness. The first of its kind on the African continent, the Forum is framed by three overarching themes - The...

2014-06-23 08:31:30

Company's unparalleled design flexibility allows for ultra energy efficiency and capability to accommodate larger sizes WARROAD, Minn., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Windows and Doors will be at the national AIA Convention in Chicago, June 26 to 28, 2014, to display their wide range of products and capabilities. As a made-to-order window and door company, Marvin is beloved by architects for their ability to work with any kind of project regardless of size, architectural style...

2014-06-23 00:20:25

Strategic projects specialist will be Senior Manager for International Trade WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monique Marez this week joins the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Manager for International Trade. Marez most recently served as Strategic Projects Manager for Great Performances, a leader in the hospitality industry that specializes in using and promoting organic food. Marez brings with her a wealth of knowledge on research and...

2014-06-20 23:07:48

Admirals Bank, a leading national provider of residential solar and renewable energy financing, is set to exhibit at PV America 2014 in Boston, MA to showcase its solar loan products and web-based installer sales tools. The Bank, which is also headquartered in Boston, is excited to have this year’s show in its home town and will be hosting a ‘happy hour’ on Tuesday, June 24th, from 3:30-5:30pm (EST) featuring an iPad drawing,* local draft beer and New England lobster rolls served...

2014-06-20 08:25:48

TROY, Mich., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Complete Data Products (CDP), the leader in paperless office technology, is now seeking distributors to help financial institutions become more efficient and productive. CDP products range from email receipts, text receipts, and e-signature services to encryption, e-teller and anti-spam solutions. The key drivers fueling the growth of paperless service are cost savings and enhanced profitability, as well as compliance and enhanced service...

2014-06-19 23:19:09

Landice, the leading made-in-the-USA treadmill manufacturer, announced the introduction of their new line of upright and recumbent bikes for home and light commercial applications. This addition to its family of commercial-grade fitness equipment now makes for a complete set of essential exercise equipment including treadmills and ellipticals. Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Landice, the leading made-in-the-USA treadmill manufacturer, announced the introduction of their new line of...

2014-06-19 23:15:32

Measurabl’s platform will now access big data sets from hundreds of utility providers to assist companies with sustainability reporting. Atlanta and San Diego (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Measurabl, Inc. - a SaaS solution for sustainability reporting - and Urjanet, Inc., the world’s first provider of automated big energy data, today announced their partnership. Measurabl will now utilize Urjanet's big energy data to enable their customers to report more easily and accurately on their...

2014-06-19 23:14:02

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Industrial & Commercial Hybrid & Pure Electric Vehicles 2014-2024” to its database. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. That must lead them to industrial and commercial electric vehicles because today these represent 60% of the value of the electric vehicle market....

2014-06-19 23:13:03

REEcycle, from the University of Houston, was the Regional Winner of FLoW (http://www.flow.caltech.edu) which represents the Western Region of the DOE’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (NCEBPC), and is overseen by Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute (http://resnick.caltech.edu/). Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 REEcycle, the team whose passion is turning electronic waste into resources for superefficient wind turbines and electric motors, has taken the top...

2014-06-19 16:27:33

Unique Tool Commissioned by DuPont and Developed by Economist Intelligence Unit Finds a Captive Audience in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agribusiness leaders, attending the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, were the beneficiaries of an in-depth review and tutorial on the recently launched Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Commissioned by agricultural leader DuPont, the Global Food...


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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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