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2015-04-24 04:25:01

STOCKHOLM, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The winning entry in the Stockholm Solar Challenge, "Water with sun", will bring to life a self-sustaining urban oasis, by ingeniously

2015-04-23 23:10:22

Passive Solar Housing Co-Op expands its service options by becoming an authorized, independent dealer for Energy Panel Structures. Robbinsdale, Minnesota (PRWEB)

2015-04-23 23:06:36

The Storms Farm anaerobic digester installation, “Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project,” earned a National Recognition Award as part of the American Council of Engineering Companies

2015-04-23 23:03:34

The UN Foundation, Jynwel Foundation and Thomson Reuters Foundation partner to elevate the conversation around pivotal global development and climate milestones in 2015. Washington,

2015-04-23 23:00:59

As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S.

2015-04-23 16:26:25

LONDON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic personal care products are manufactured from natural ingredients of plant extracted under eco-friendly conditions.

2015-04-23 16:21:56

System offered as option on ASV's Type A school buses to expand to other vehicle lines ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading manufacturer

2015-04-23 12:33:34

Organic farmers' council confronts supply challenges with creative solutions WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For forty years, Tilth Producers of Washington has

2015-04-22 23:10:50

Arrangement will provide clients in the region with greater access to Remsoft’s industry standard optimization solutions. (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 FREDERICTON


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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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