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  • Manure Compost A New Cash Crop

    Manure Compost A New Cash Crop

    A growing number of livestock producers are discovering manure compost as a new cash crop. When Mark Meyer refers to the “magic” at New Day Farms, he isn’t referring  to  the  liquid  egg  products  ...

    P.J. Heller

  • Greener Gadgets by Design

    Greener Gadgets by Design

    Regulations, incentives, and other factors are pushing manufacturers to consider recycling in the design of electronic products, but they could do more. 

    Ann C. Logue

  • Irate Mulch Industry Awaits New Rules on Biomass Subsidy Program

    Irate Mulch Industry Awaits New Rules on Biomass Subsidy Program

    Mulch producers — angered over a federal government program that has already seriously impacted their industry — are anxiously awaiting new guidelines due out later this year for the Farm Service Agency’s Biomass Crop Assistance ...

    P.J. Heller

  • A safer approach to handling mulch

    A safer approach to handling mulch

    As with any industrial equipment the safe use of front-end loaders is the responsibility of operators and fellow employees. Site-specific training is necessary to ensure safety at any job site, but where mulch is concerned, safety requires knowledge ...

    Tom Andel

  • Vermicomposting with Spent Coffee Grounds

    Vermicomposting with Spent Coffee Grounds

    When cheap oil and natural gas became widely available in the 20th century, this stimulated the so-called green revolution – the creation of inexpensive chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, which in turn guaranteed record American crop ...

    G. Roekle, C. Schilling, E. Meisel, B. Thomas, and B. Jorgensen

  • Zoos, farms, companies converting manure to compost, biofuel

    Zoos, farms, companies converting manure to compost, biofuel

    Dan Corum calls himself “the doctor of doo,” the “minister of muck” and the “number one of number two.” Even though he enjoys making fun of his role as compost/recycling coordinator at the Woodland Park Zoo in ...

    P.J. Heller

  • Landscape mulches prove to be hot topic

    Landscape mulches prove to be hot topic

    Warnings are being sounded about the flammability and combustibility of various landscape mulches used in areas prone to wildfires, which could lead in the future to a rating system for the ground-covering products. “Unfortunately, some mulches are ...

    P.J. Heller

  • Mulch producers tune into biofuel boom

    Mulch producers tune into biofuel boom

    The biofuels boom, spurred by government pursuit of energy independence, is a key factor in a congressional movement on alterative energy. Already the government is spending millions on biofuel research and development, and federal law is in place ...

    Mollie Day

  • New ground ripe for foundry sands

    New ground ripe for foundry sands

    The US foundry industry uses around 100 million tons of sand each year to produce metal castings. Although the sand is recycled inside the casting process, about 10 percent of the sand is discarded and potentially could be utilized in commercial ...

    Mollie Day