Agriculture Attachments Articles

  • Phosphorus And Compost Use Dynamics

    Organic forms of phosphorus, such as biosolids and compost products, contain low to very low levels of water extractable phosphorus, but increasingly are regulated like inorganic P sources. Phosphorus is one of the 16 essential plant nutrients, and is considered one of the three major plant nutrients (along with nitrogen and potassium). Phosphorus is not only important in root development, but ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GPR to uncover Connecticut`s past

    Crouched beside one of the many stone walls that crisscross Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, Brian Jones held one end of a rope threaded into a single-wheeled contraption that resembled a high-tech scooter attached to a computer screen. While Debbie Surabian, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, tracked grainy images of what lies underground on a computer screen ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Digital Dilemma: Is the Internet Killing (or Saving) the Planet?

    With resource-saving notions like “the paperless office” and “telecommuting,” the digital age holds great environmental promise. But have digital technologies really helped to improve global sustainability? In the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, Richard Worthington, professor of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Under the new system, the green mine will burst in a new vitality---From the 2014 China International Mining Conference

    Under the new system, the green mine will burst in a new vitality---From the 2014 China International Mining Conference   Mining Sustainable Development forum was held in Tianjin, on October 21,2014, The representatives from the Ministry of Land, local governments, mining companies, research institutes and representatives of technology companies have reached a consensus ...

  • Rake In Greater Capacity And Higher Hay Quality

    It’s been said that the steel-toothed dump rake was first introduced in the 1860s. Of course, the process back then was to rake hay into piles, which were then pitched onto a wagon for transport to a haystack or the barn loft. To make windrows for the balers that came later, the operator simply spaced the “dumps” equally so they lined up in the field. The irony is that until ...


    By Vermeer

  • Performance-based incentives for agricultural pollution control: identifying and assessing performance measures in the United States

    Current federal and state soil and water conservation programs consist primarily of cost-sharing or compensating farmers for implementing a set of pre-defined best management practices. This approach does not consider specific environmental outcomes or the cost-effectiveness of the program at the farm or watershed level. Performance-based incentives are payments that are attached to a specified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • `Good Agricultural Practices’ in the Agri-food Supply Chain

    Keywords: Voluntary private standard schemes, food quality, food safety, ethical production, environmental standards, SPS Agreement, TBT Agreement, market entry barriers, product liability. Abstract: Criteria defining 'good agricultural practice' (GAP) were originally developed for on-farm production methods and resource use. For a decade, GAP principles have been applied ...


  • Adsorption of anionic dyes in aqueous solution using chemically modified barley straw

    An agricultural waste derived adsorbent was prepared by chemically modified barley straw with NaOH and a cationic surfactant hexadecylpyridinium chloride monohydrate (CPC). The prepared adsorbent, BMBS, was used for removal of anionic dyes; Acid Blue (AB40) and Reactive Blue 4 (RB4) from aqueous solution in a batch adsorption system. The adsorbent was characterized by FT-IR and elemental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovations in Mulch Colorization

    Competition for drier wood sources for boiler fuel has led to increasing use of ground green waste and processed C&D wood streams to make colored mulches. THIS time of year, many landscapes pop out brightly - not just from the blooming flowers, but from the decorative mulches around homes, shopping centers and office buildings. What started as a niche market for mulch producers many years ago has ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Public perceptions of hybrid poplar plantations: trees as an alternative crop

    This paper describes the differences between expert and public perceptions of plantation forestry and calls for greater public participation in the development and establishment of plantations. The debate over the social acceptability of varying land-uses is essentially a debate over how land is valued and the effects of land-use change on local peoples. This study reports the findings from 31 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomimicry: solutions hidden in plain sight

    Some call it arrogance, the way human beings believe it is possible to out-smart nature with science and technology. Now, Houston and other large cities deal with excessive water runoff as a result of cutting down forests and paving over prairie. The fish in most ...

  • The School Environment Protection Act - Will an Unprecedented Compromise Fall by the Wayside (PDF)

    On June 19, 2001, Congress crossed new territory. On that day, the United States Senate unanimously consented to Senator Robert Torricelli’s (D-NJ) Amendment 805 to H.R.1, known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in the House and the Better Education for Students and Teachers Act (BEST Act) in the Senate. The Amendment—the School Environment Protection Act (SEPA) -- was the product of intense ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integrated system: Mulch and topsoil fit the bill in Florida

    Company offers a recycled alternative to cypress mulch and processes fines for soil blends. As the owner of a civil engineering firm and partner in a development company in Florida, Tim Jelus has plenty of experience with organic residuals generated by land clearing and construction and demolition (C&D) projects. A few years ago, he saw this material as an opportunity for a recycling ...


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