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2014-12-05 16:21:20

DUBLIN, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dkmslv/wood_plastic) has announced the addition of the "Wood

2014-12-04 23:12:32

Greater Vancouver's first building to meet the International Passive House Standard was the double award winner at Surrey’s New City Design Award night earning the Clean Energy Award and

2014-12-04 23:08:22

Market Size - $54.33 billion in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 3.8%, Market Trends - New product development by major market players - New report published on Grand View Research database.

2014-12-04 16:22:21

Dividend Payment Set at $0.25 Per Share MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec.

2014-12-03 23:10:05

Bambeco, the leading brand of stylish, sustainable home décor and furnishings will be featured at the National Geographic Trunk Show in Washington DC, December 3 through December 5.

2014-12-03 23:08:07

Myriant Corporation today announced that Cenan Ozmeral, Ph.D., President and CEO, will participate in the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Quincy,

2014-12-03 16:25:13

USDA awards OTA $785,000 in market promotion funds for 2015 WASHINGTON, Dec 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Taka Yamaguchi has his way, athletes competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics

2014-12-03 12:30:13

In this free webinar for product designers, sustainability managers, marketing managers and corporate social responsibility leaders, learn how smart product packaging minimizes the impact of the package

2014-12-03 12:24:35

The theft-proof bike carrier launched a crowdfunding campaign today on Indiegogo SPOKANE, Wash., Dec.

2014-12-03 08:23:51

Team Acquires Multiple Sites and Awards EPC and Panel Supply Contracts SALT LAKE CITY and LONDON, Dec.


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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.