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  • Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their region with information that could help them transition to more sustainable soil and pest management production practices. Their study, published in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology, compared conventional, compost, and organic strawberry production systems in the southeastern United ...

  • 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 Hiring of its New Executive Director

    The United States Composting Council (USCC) is delighted to announce the hiring of Michael Virga as its new Executive Director, effective today.  Mr. Virga, formerly the Executive Director of Forestry at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), has been engaged in sustainability efforts throughout his thirty-year career. "Michael brings a wealth of ...


    By US Composting Council

  • EPA food recovery how-to workshop for grocery, retail, food bank, composting and government agencies staff

    On November 30, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance will hold a Food Recovery Workshop at the Capital Union Building on Penn State University's Harrisburg Campus. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Surplus food is second only to paper in materials sent to landfills. Much of this “waste” is not waste at all, but actually safe, ...

  • US Composting Council’s 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show: Bigger & Better Than Ever! 2008 Conference Scheduled In Oakland, Ca

    Holbrook, New York – The USCC 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show was another huge success. Nearly 750 composting and organics recycling professionals and more than 100 exhibitors attended the US Composting Council’s 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show, January 21-24 in Orlando, FL. Hosted by a record 36 sponsors, the Annual Conference attracted a national and international audience, with ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Download our new brochures

    Since 1961, MENART has offered tailor-made machinery for on-farm recycling and for professionals in maintenance of our environment.   Specialized in composting technologies for over 20 ...


    By Menart

  • Government calls for peat to be phased out

    A consultation on proposals to phase out the horticultural use of peat by amateur gardeners in England by 2020 has been published today. Important progress has been made in reducing peat use in growing media products over recent years, but there is still a long way to go. The consultation also sets out a new long-term goal to eliminate peat use by all gardeners, growers and procurers by 2030 at ...

  • BeachTech and BlueFlag – a strong combination

    Laupheim, 21 May 2007. On this year's SEP exhibition in Padova, one of Italy's most important internationals trade fairs for environmental technologies, Blue Flag and BeachTech for the first time worked hand in hand at a public event. The national office 'Bandiera Blue' presented its numerous environmental programs on the stand of the Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG and informed municipalities ...

  • U.S. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region Solicits Environmental Award Nominations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest region is encouraging citizens in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific islands to nominate a friend, peer or organization for this year's Environmental Awards program. This year’s nomination period begins today and closes May 31, 2014. The program seeks to recognize individuals and groups outside of EPA who ...

  • Environmental conference in London a success

    London, GB / Alpen, D, 03 February 2010 – The first international trade fair and conference 'Energy from Biomass and Waste UK' (EBW UK), held on January 26 and 27 in London, proved to be a success. Some 600 delegates came to the Royal Horticultural Halls to see exhibits from 60 companies showcasing the latest in waste treatment and bioenergy production. Exhibitors praised the high quality of ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Transitioning to organic farming

    As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The growth of this industry has prompted many farmers to transition their land to organic feed grain production. With transition on the rise, it is necessary for these farmers to have ...

  • 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 ...

  • State FIFRA Issues Research & Evaluation Group Meeting

    On May 30-31, 2012, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Pesticide Operations Management (POM) Working Committee (WC) held its semi-annual full committee meeting in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 offices in Chicago, Illinois. Through a ...


    By Acta Group

  • State FIFRA Issues Research & Evaluation Group Meeting

    On May 30-31, 2012, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Pesticide Operations Management (POM) Working Committee (WC) held its semi-annual full committee meeting in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 offices in Chicago, Illinois. Through a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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