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  • 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

  • New booklet on quality compost

    Farmers and growers can find out more about the benefits of quality compost, thanks to a new booklet launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The booklet, entitled Using Quality Compost to Benefit Crops, provides comprehensive information about the many benefits of using and applying quality BSI PAS 100 compost made from garden and food waste. It also highlights the results of a ...

  • London businesses help Kent agriculture

    Food waste collection firm Juniper Food Waste has launched a new collection and composting system for Greater London businesses. The firm, which is part of office plant and grounds maintenance provider Enterprise Plants, will collect the food waste from businesses to be turned into compost. Juniper is using ...

  • Maryland To Explore A Decentralized Composting Infrastructure

    On Thursday, May 4th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed two bills to advance composting in Maryland. One will bolster recovery of food waste and other organic materials by expanding infrastructure in the state. The other will reduce contamination at compost sites by preventing the false labeling of plastics as compostable or biodegradable. In signing the bills, which were among dozens of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EWA Fermenter Rapid composting of waste

    From one side it looks like an ordinary shipping container. From the other side it appears to be a perpetual motion machine which spins, hisses and makes a variety of other noises. From the inside, the Solbien EWA Fermenter from the Czech company Agro Eko is a highly mechanised system for the rapid composting of waste. “You put the waste ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Compost and climate change: a novel mitigation strategy?

    Native soils are thought to take up more of the greenhouse gas methane than land used for farming. This study shows that, while agriculture can exert an adverse impact on soil methane uptake, the application of soil conditioners like compost may compensate for loss of the methane sink function. The researchers propose new land management strategies based on this finding. Agriculture has become ...

  • Spanish sites pick vertical composting solution

    Berkshire based VCU Europa have further expanded their footprint in Spain with the installation of two new vertical composting systems. The first is at Spanish poultry producers, Hermanos Alameda, who have selected VCU™ in vessel composting technology, to process their Animal By-Product (ABP) wastes. The company, a leading manufacturer in the Jaen province of southern Spain, have teamed ...


    By VCU Europa Ltd.

  • Kiverco unveils its Backbone in Waste Composting

    Two waste and recycling experts have joined forces to protect the environment and create resources for future generations following the installation of a Kiverco waste screening plant at EnVar’s organic waste treatment site in Cambridgeshire. EnVar is the UK's largest waste in-vessel and windrow composting facility and ...

  • Compost filter socks improve runoff from Croplands

    Water runoff from cropped farm fields can contain large amounts of eroded soil as well as some of the fertilizer and herbicide. Expanding on existing conservation practices, a team of scientists has tested whether compost filters socks in grassed waterways would reduce sediment flow and retain dissolved chemicals in runoff. The researchers observed reduced sediment in a non-tilled field and ...

  • US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

    The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil– Compost! The contest runs September 1 through November 15, 2014 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of compost and its ties to soil health. The winning poster will ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds

    Using old banana trees to make compost may help boost crop yields while cutting down water and fertiliser use, according to an Egyptian researcher. Banana-based fertiliser could cut about 20 per cent of the water used in irrigating maize and lead to better yields and improved soil properties — such as availability of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scotland trials set to investigate new applications for quality compost

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has launched a new series of Scottish trials designed to understand how quality compost can be used in a variety of applications. WRAP hopes the trials will develop new markets for quality compost and help shape policy and practice across the UK. The trials are being conducted by Forestry Commission Scotland and the Scottish Agricultural College in ...

  • How to produce 100% hygienic compost out of human excreta

    The main reason not applying human faeces and urine in compost is the fear that pathogens causes serious illness and sicknesses. We have to be sure that pathogens are effectively inactivated before we even think about reusing human excreta. Everybody agrees that if this goal could be achieved and human excreta could be reused in agriculture it would deliver enormous benefits. It would: ...


    By Aqua-Aero WaterSystems BV

  • Composts that contain biodegradable plastics may hinder plant growth

    Composts containing biodegradable plastics may hinder rather than help plant growth, according to a recent study by university scientists in Poland. These findings have implications for waste management practices within the EU. It is important to assess the quality and potential environmental risks associated with composts prepared from different wastes. Biodegradable plastics - known as ...

  • 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

  • Organic agriculture`s resilience shows untapped potential

    Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period but also showed signs of growth. "In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 37.2 million hectares worldwide, a 5.7 percent increase from 2008 and 150 percent increase since 2000," writes policy analyst E.L. Beck, in the latest Vital Signs ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • GWT Series Natural Zeolite Media Agricultural Applications

    Zeolite based fertilizers are known to be "smart fertilizers" due to the high cation exchange capacity (CEC) and porous crystalline structure. Zeolite is the only negatively-charged mineral in existence in the world, for these purposes it has therefore has significant uses across a wide range of applications and in particular in Agriculture applications. Zeolite has a known ability to act as a ...

  • Organic agriculture`s resilience shows untapped potential

    Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period but also showed signs of growth. "In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 37.2 million hectares worldwide, a 5.7 percent increase from 2008 and 150 percent increase since 2000," writes policy analyst E.L. Beck, in the latest Vital Signs ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

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