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  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Compost made by worms from livestock manure yields benefits when applied to maize

    Vermicomposting livestock manure with maize can increase agricultural benefit by 304%, shows a new study. The combination of increased crop yield and the additional earthworms produced as a result of the process led to a substantial increase in output compared to a traditional composting system. As intensive agriculture and livestock production both increase, unique problems emerge. Heavy use of ...

  • BACKHUS Series 21

    Edewecht, Munich, November 4, 2010 – Shortly after celebrating their 25th anniversary, BACKHUS EcoEngineers will be launching a new series of turners, the BACKHUS 21 series. With the new machines, the world’s leading company for turners is reacting to the growing demands in the composting sector. In their 25 years in the composting business, ...


    By Eggersmann GmbH

  • Rethink waste fund launched in Northern Ireland

    The Northern Irish Department of Environment has launched a £3.13million fund to provide grants to assist local authority recycling and re-use schemes. The Rethink Waste Fund was announced on May 28 by Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots and is being administered in conjunction with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The fund is designed to cover ...

  • Save the date: III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture

    Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), represented by the Commissions for Organic Horticulture, Protected Cultivation and Horticultural Engineering, Working Group Organic Greenhouse Horticulture and the COST Action FA1105 Biogreenhouse have the honor to invite all engaged in research, producers, teaching, extension, and public ...

  • 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

  • Eco friendly advice for healthy lawns and greenscapes (PA)

    Beautiful lawns are a big part of summer, but the average lawn can eat up your free time and cost a bundle to maintain. Going with eco-friendly methods can actually save you time and money, and help the environment. A thick, full lawn reduces soil erosion, filters contaminants from rainwater and absorbs airborne pollutants like dust and soot. Grass is also great at converting carbon dioxide to ...

  • Can simple measures of labile soil organic matter predict corn performance?

    Organic matter is important for soil health and crop productivity. While an indicator of soil quality, a lot of organic matter is in extremely stable forms, and the nutrients in such forms are difficult for plants to use. The active, labile fraction, however, is a modest but important part of the organic matter. “The labile fraction is small – usually less than 20 or even 10 percent, ...

  • Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended

    Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016. The European Commission is currently finalising the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks as a matter of formality. The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by European producers and to support them. For the fruit and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • PSEG and ANJEE Announce Sustainability Grant Awardees

     The PSEG Foundation and the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) are awarding nearly $45,000 to three programs that were named winners of the PSEG-ANJEE Learners in Sustainability (PALS) grant program. Each of the partnerships is a collaborative effort between non-formal environmental education providers and K-5 pre-service or practicing teachers, with an eye toward ...

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