Agricultural Composting News

  • Application Of Fertilizer Compost Turner In Pig Manure Treatment

    The most reasonable method for the treatment of pig manure is to effectively use the pig manure, this is a more advocated method. Now, many farms use fermentation to treat pig manure, which is relatively labor-saving, but one of the major problems is that pig manure cannot mix well with fermentative bacteria. Resulting in uneven fermentation and not as expected. Organic Fertilizer ...

  • BioCycle Trailblazer: Will Allen, Growing Power

    Will Allen accomplished something that few of us have been able to do. He elevated composting to rock star status. Will Allen is the former professional basketball player who bought a near bankrupt nursery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, kept the name and turned it into a phenomena. Growing Power, started in 1993, brought urban agriculture alive. Its operations included soil and greenhouse production, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Agriculture Compost and Water Quality Intersections

    A more defined connection between compost, soil health, and water quality is vital for inclusion in predictive watershed modeling and consequently, nutrient management plans. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • BioSoil Farm introduces our brand new Super-Charged Potting Soil

    BioSoil Farm is proud to announce the release of their brand new Potting Soil.  It is all-natural, organic, and made mostly of recycled plant nutrients without the use of manure. Our Potting Soil is Super Charged so all you ever have to do is water your ...


    By BioSoil Farm, Inc.

  • How to Make Cow Dung Fertilizer

    Currently, the most common and valuable processing method is to turn cow dung/manure into sellable organic fertilizer. Cow dung is a derived product from wastes produced by cattle, providing high levels of organic materials and rich in nutrients, including about nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium as well as many other essential nutrients. According to the data, daily cow dung contain 12.9% DM ...

  • Keeping a pulse on the soil

    Leaving behind stubble is not ideal when shaving, but it’s a good practice to leave behind crop “stubble” after harvest. According to soil scientist Frank Larney, crop residue anchors the soil against wind and water erosion. Avoiding bare soils is one part of a soil conservation package he and his research team demonstrate in a 12-year experiment growing pulses in southern ...

  • Haiti’s Young Agronomists

    In this past fiscal year, SOIL hosted six interns in the agricultural department. The interns were all agriculture students at local universities who come to SOIL to fulfill their internship requirement during their last year of schooling. In SOIL’s agricultural intern program, students gain practical hands-on experience in lab work, research and compost production, and then ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Composting at RWAs to obtain Organic Manure

    Sukuki Exnora, a NGO based in Hyderabad, is working in the field of Solid Waste Management from 1998.  We work towards the welfare of Subraks (Rag Pickers) and Residential Composting in association with HCIP-HMDA provides assistance to Residence Welfare Associations in Hyderabad to construct Compost Units in a phased manner.   Interested RWAs can approach us by writing to ...


    By Sukuki Exnora

  • Call for Abstracts: I International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce

    The organizing committee of the First International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce (QMOH2015) to be held in Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand, during 7-9 December 2015, would like to invite you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the symposium. This event is organized by Ubon Ratchatanai Rajabhat University (UBRU) and is suppprted by the ...

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

  • SPS 2014 – Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

    SPS 2014, the fourth world summit on phosphorus and its global issues, is to be held from 1 to 3 September 2014 in Montpellier (France). Its aim is to address the issue of phosphorus, from a regional to a global scale, along with its many interactions with our societies. SPS 2014 will be held just after PSP5 - Phosphorus in Soil and Plants, ...

  • EPA Inspections Remedy Clean Water Act Violations by Poultry Operation near Green Ridge, Mo.

    Environmental Protection Agency personnel conducted a series of inspections in May and October 2013 at the H and M Farms, LLC, a poultry operation near Green Ridge, Missouri. As a result of the inspections, the owner of the facility has agreed to remedy Clean Water Act (CWA) violations occurring on-site. EPA inspections and sampling documented pollutant discharges from the 384,000-bird facility ...

  • Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

    A new FAO report to be published today finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realizing its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments. “Growing greener cities in Latin America and ...

  • Toyota and Menicon Jointly Develop Improved Livestock Manure Composting Product

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and contact lens manufacturer Menicon Co., Ltd. (Menicon) have jointly developed a livestock manure composting product that will join the "resQ45" series of TMC-Menicon developed manure composting systems. The new product, "New-Tokubetsu-Kyuko" (new special express enzyme), will be manufactured and sold by Toyota Roof Garden Co., Ltd., a TMC subsidiary, starting ...

  • U.S. EPA Honors Dixon Ridge Farms as Sustainable Agricultural Champion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today recognized Dixon Ridge Farms in a Winters, Calif. environmental award ceremony. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Sustainable Agricultural Champion Award was presented to the organic walnut farm’s founder, Russ Lester. “EPA applauds Dixon Ridge Farms for its many sustainable ...

  • PacifiClean Environmental to build state-of-the art compost facility in Central Washington

    Today, PacifiClean Environmental LLC announced it was selected by the city of Seattle to enter contract negotiations to recycle the curbside organic materials under a new contract. These materials will be processed at a state-of-the art facility in Kittitas Countyinto retail compost products and a line of soil amendments for Central and Eastern Washington's agricultural community. The facility ...


    By PacifiClean

  • IKEA produces sustainable cotton through its better cotton practices

    Cotton is a part of our lives. We sleep on it. Live in it. We wear it everyday. IKEA is committed to cotton because it’s one of the retailer’s most important raw materials. Having cotton produced, sourced, manufactured and sold sustainably - while not being wasteful - is core to IKEA and its Swedish roots. IKEA is also committed to working towards better cotton growing methods, and ...

  • Vermeer hosts Recycling Specialist Training and Demo Days in Pella

    Vermeer takes the word “specialist” serious, and holds training for recycling specialists every year. In September, the Vermeer Environmental segment held a training event for dealer recycling specialists from around the globe. When it comes to environmental equipment, the specialists don’t just have to understand the machines, but also the applications they are working with, ...


    By Vermeer

  • Organix Names New Chief Operating Officer

    Organix, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington announced today that it has hired Kevin Anderson to its management team in the role of Chief Operating Officer. "Kevin's experience dovetails nicely with where we are about to go as a company," explains Russ Davis, President of Organix. "I have known Kevin for 25 years ...


    By Organix, Inc.

  • Wool fans flock to Savile Row

    Agriculture Minister Jim Paice will join supporters of Wool Week in Savile Row as it is transformed into a sheep field with Wiltshire Exmoor Horns and Bowmont sheep from Devon today. ‘Savile Row Field Day’ will showcase British wool in support of the Campaign for Wool, which is a coalition of industry groups raising awareness about the benefits of wool. Mr Paice ...

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