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2015-01-15 04:20:41

The Solar Foundation's National Solar Jobs Census Finds that U.S. Solar Jobs Grew by 86% since 2010; 21.8% More than Last Year WASHINGTON, Jan.

2015-01-14 23:08:28

New programs will enable California to become water independent predicts Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and radio show host Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB)

2015-01-14 23:07:09

The Future of Local Food will be the focus of a three-day conference in June 2015 in Riverside, CA, and is presented by Seedstock. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) January

2015-01-14 23:01:03

The 50-year anniversary of LPA is a celebration of people, communities and places. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 This year LPA Inc., one of the

2015-01-14 23:00:59

HDI will be promoting the cavitation based ShockWave Power Biodiesel Reactor starting January 20th at the Biodiesel Expo in Fort Worth, Texas in booth #803. Rome,

2015-01-14 08:21:37

- Refuse trucks are a growing and stable natural gas vehicle market and represents a new emerging segment for Quantum LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan.

2015-01-13 08:24:25

Using modern technology and the forces of nature, he and his family are constructing a symbiotic ecosystem that will function totally off the grid. LIVINGSTON MANOR, N.Y., Jan.


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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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lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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