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  • Grand Canyon Sweet - Hikers Along Kaibab Sing of Phoenix`s Praises - Case Study

    Toilets must be odorless as well as available. At sun-baked Tipoff along Grand Canyon National Park’s famed Kaibab Trail, olfactorily gifted hikers could not endure the evilsmelling vault toilets. Little spotted white “paper flowers” stained the landscape. At Tipoff, ACS installed three odorless, waterless, Phoenix composting toilets in a prefabricated, maintenance-friendly ...

  • Golf Course Solutions - Case Study

    Problem. It’s a long way from the clubhouse’s coffee shop to the 18th hole. Furtively ducking into the nearby woods is an unsatisfactory answer to nature’s call, so mid-course comfort stations are necessities. But perc challenged soils and environmental considerations can preclude septic systems. Sewer connections, utility electricity, and running potable water can be ...

  • Grand Canyon Sweet — Hikers Along Kaibab Sing of Phoenix’s Praises - Case Study

    Toilets must be odorless as well as available. At sun-baked Tipoff along Grand Canyon National Park’s famed Kaibab Trail, olfactorily gifted hikers could not endure the evilsmelling vault toilets. Little spotted white “paper flowers” stained the landscape. At Tipoff, ACS installed three odorless, waterless, Phoenix composting toilets in a prefabricated, maintenance-friendly ...

  • Grand Canyon Sweet — Hikers Along Kaibab Sing of Phoenix’s Praises - Case Study

    Toilets must be odorless as well as available. At sun-baked Tipoff along Grand Canyon National Park’s famed Kaibab Trail, olfactorily gifted hikers could not endure the evilsmelling vault toilets. Little spotted white “paper flowers” stained the landscape. At Tipoff, ACS installed three odorless, waterless, Phoenix composting toilets in a prefabricated, maintenance-friendly ...

  • EPA Reverses Ban on Chlorpyrifos

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is not yet ready to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, despite growing concerns from lawmakers and members of the public regarding its safety. The chemical – which is an organophosphate insecticide – is primarily used to control foliage and soil borne insect pests on food and feed ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Why are certain herbicides banned?

    Herbicides, also known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control and kill unwanted plants (weeds), leaving the desired plants unharmed. While these products are very useful for farmers, they are not always safe. In fact, many herbicides that were in common use around the world a few years ago are slowly being banned. In this blog post, we will look at a few herbicides that are used ...


    By NW Solutions

  • What’s Best For Long Grass – A Topper Or A Flail Mower?

    After a few spring showers all of a sudden our pastures and meadows are becoming jungles as the grass shoots up overnight. If you’re in the market for a mower to attach to your compact tractor or quad bike, there are lots to choose from. Perhaps too much… With the bewildering range of different mowers available, what’s best for your needs? ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • The use of constructed wetlands for the treatment and reuse of urban wastewater for the irrigation of two warm-season turfgrass species under Mediterranean climatic conditions

    Constructed wetlands (CWs) represent low-cost technology for the treatment and reuse of wastewater in urban areas. This study aimed to evaluate the pollutant removal efficiency of a CW system and to assess the effects of irrigation using treated urban wastewater on soil and on two warm-season turf species. The research was carried out in Sicily (Italy) on a pilot-scale horizontal subsurface ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bio Huma Netics, Inc., and Mesa Verde Resources Form Strategic Alliance

    Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN)—an Arizona company that produces products under the Huma Gro®, Huma Gro® Turf, and Probiotic Solutions® brands—has recently formed an alliance with Reid Enterprises LLC, which does business as Mesa Verde Resources in New Mexico. Mesa Verde Resources is a humic ...

  • AquaNES: Microbiological monitoring of reused waste water for irrigation of a golf course in Agon-Countainville, France - Case Study

    The Site 9 of the AquaNES project in Agon-Countainville (France) uses secondary effluent after reed bed and sand dune filtration for golf course irrigation in a coastal area. The underlying aquifer is prone to salinization. The study of Agon-Countainville site will demonstrate how innovative water quality monitoring and modelling linked to data management and communication, facilitates an ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Case study - Venus in Greece

    Project: Venus with reuse of water System Type: Venus 1850 – 5PE Country: Greece  Client: Carol Cox Capacity: 0,75 m³/day Year of Installation: 2008. ...


    By BioKube A/S

  • Editorial: Double Down On The Upside

    Last December during a staff meeting, we got into a discussion about the importance of this Editorial page in BioCycle always conveying optimism about organics recycling and our mission, now 58-years old, to conserve natural resources and build healthy soils. BioCycle’s founding publisher and editor, Jerome Goldstein, was an eternal optimist whose passion, vision and grit inspired many ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landscape trees benefit from potassium-based superabsorbent polymer-amended backfill soil

    Weiner (1975) put it aptly when he stated that “However rewarding the act of tree planting may be, watching a young tree slowly die can be spiritually defeating.” Landscape plants, noted Richard Harris (1983) in his well-known “Arboriculture” book, “probably suffer more from moisture-related problems than from any other cause.” The success of tree planting ...

  • Effect of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) with “Agragel (T-400)”Practices on Yield Attributes,Yield and Water Productivity of Rice (Oryza Sativa l.) - Case Study

    Work History: The Shyamsundar Sister Nivedita Sangha, a dedicated NGO working with various programme to eleviate the socio-economic poverty of common marginal farmers and the people of BPL level families had already started their work on system of Rice Intensification(SRI) to aware the paddy farmers about proper use of water in cultivation as well as increseing trend of productivity. The Field ...

  • Roadside Survival

    A routine road trip in the winter can quickly turn into a nightmare. When you are safe and comfortable inside a heated cab, the great outdoors seems far away. But a breakdown, road wreck or impassable road conditions can quickly bring you face to face with the elements. Before you set out, make sure your vehicle is in good running condition. Perform the recommended maintenance to prevent ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Cold Weather Maintenance

    Brrrrr! It’s cold out there! In severely cold weather, it is important to remember that your equipment maintenance regime should be even more vigilant. Some special attention is needed for machines that are actually used during these cold months. Your lawn mower, brush cutter, and wood chipper will likely be fine sitting in the shed all winter, but machines such as snow blowers will ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Keyhole Gardens; Positive Impact on Food Security

    World hunger is a constant problem. It has been one of the most widely discussed topics in recent years. Rapidly increasing global population, limited natural resources, and climatic changes, has resulted in the need for a sustainable increase in food production. Scientists, governments, and organizations across the world are working together to bring innovations and good farming practices which ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Treatment of Pb ion contaminated wastewater using hazardous parthenium (P. hysterophorus L.) weed

    In this study, a low-cost, sustainable biosorbent parthenium (P. hysterophorus L.) weed powder was investigated for the treatment of Pb contaminated wastewater. Physicochemical characteristics of the biosorbent were measured, namely, bulk density as 0.42 g cm−3, porosity as 45%, BET surface area as 20.79 m2 g−1, particle size as <125 μm, moisture content as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A methodological system for hydraulic heritage assessment: a management tool

    Traditional irrigation systems are spatial units with a remarkable cultural and heritage value, which in turn generate water landscapes. They are part of hydraulic heritage, which includes material, ideational and symbolic assets. However, the assets related to historical irrigation systems and their landscape units have been poorly studied and evaluated. This paper develops a methodological ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Compost Express—How to Make Compost in Half the Time

    Fall is a terrific time for making compost, partly because leaves—which have a way of coming down this time of year—are a fantastic source of soil enriching nutrients. And since you probably plan to remove all those leaves from your lawn anyway, recycling them into your compost pile is a win-win proposition. Since leaves need to break down in order to integrate with the ...


    By DR Power Equipment

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