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2015-04-22 16:24:30

LA CROSSE, Wis., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dairyland Power Cooperative is expanding its commitment to renewable resources with the purchase of output from Sartell Hydro, a hydroelectric

2015-04-22 12:26:12

Geoscape Solar Installs 165-kilowatt SunPower System on Health, Wellness & Nutrition Center; System Expected to Save School More Than $2 Million Over Next 30 Years LIVINGSTON, N.J.,

2015-04-22 12:25:49

Company Unveils Stronger Commitment to Sustainability DODGEVILLE, Wis., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lands' End is announcing the "Lands' Friendly" initiative - a mission

2015-04-22 12:25:12

NEW ORLEANS, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What better way to celebrate Earth Day than offering free training in sustainable growing techniques? That's what Recirculating Farms Coalition

2015-04-22 12:24:54

Firm helps hospitals pursue environmental sustainability to drive positive social impact while cutting costs WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board Company announced

2015-04-22 12:21:20

Air Quality, Recycling and Waste Management Essential to Cruise Experience WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day, the cruise industry renews its commitment

2015-04-22 08:39:59

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), a recognized sustainability leader in the global packaging

2015-04-22 08:27:34

SEATTLE, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual Ventures, the global leader in the business of invention, and China Vanke Co., Ltd., China's largest residential property developer, today

2015-04-22 08:25:52

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle, the leading global producer and marketer of high-quality stevia products, took a pioneering approach of integrating sustainability

2015-04-22 08:25:37

ECOB's Advanced Framing Lumber Leads the Lumber Industry with Mold Protected Lumber VISTA, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) is pleased


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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
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'