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2015-04-10 08:22:29

NEW YORK, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Already one of the world's largest events of its kind, the NYC SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics) Disposal events, administered by

2015-04-09 23:03:48

Record increase in farmer pay price, market challenges and resilience through cooperation among topics addressed by nearly 400 farmer-member attendees La Farge,

2015-04-09 23:03:15

Two Elite Care communities receive LEED® Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Tigard, Ore.

2015-04-09 08:26:44

LONDON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Biochar is a solid material that is obtained from the carbonization of biomass.

2015-04-09 08:24:12

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 13, 2015 at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington, D.C., some 300 water leaders from across the nation will

2015-04-09 08:22:43

Partnership with major conglomerate will expand SFCE's Energy Managements Contract (EMC) offer HONG KONG, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) announced

2015-04-08 16:22:31

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Energy's joint venture, North Fork Community Power's project was awarded a $4.9 million grant announced at today's California

2015-04-08 16:22:11

Public Invited to Attend Conference Focused on Water Conservation, Sustainability and Energy-Efficient Building Design LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


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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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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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