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NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Earth Day coming up (Wednesday, April 22), following is a roundup of experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss various environmental
Biorem Engineering and Syngulon announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership for development of truly novel products and services combining their technologies and know-how in green chemistry
CMT’s upcoming 4th Biobased World Asia, incorporating dual summits – 5th Biobased Chem Asia & 9th Bioplastics Market on 21-23 April, 2015 in Bangkok, aims to examine advances in both biobased
Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny Helps Launch Visionary Initiative to be Supported by 300 Million Euro Fund WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Sustainability
Company Launches Platform for the Preservation of a Blue Planet(TM) PHOENIX, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SAO PAULO, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, Inc.
LONDON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anglo American published its 14th annual Sustainable Development Report today, detailing the global diversified mining company's
Industry revenue has been significantly affected by extreme weather conditions, with both widespread drought and flooding.
MetaWear has just launched the nation’s first solar and geothermal-powered operation providing cutting, sewing, dyeing, and screen-printing of GOTS- certified organic cotton T-shirts using seaweed-based
Market Publishers Ltd announces that in-demand BAC Reports research studies covering different countries’ organic fertilizer markets have been added to its catalogue. London,
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...
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...
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 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....