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Farmer Wants A Revolution

Farmer Wants A Revolution

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark ...
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Biological Permaculture - Part 2

Biological Permaculture – Part 2

August 18, 2017 This is the second installment of a series by soil scientist and expert, Dr. Elaine Ingham. She ...
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Biological Permaculture - Part 1

Biological Permaculture – Part 1

October 17, 2016 This series of articles focuses on how permaculture management practices can alter, influence, and change biology in ...
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Compost Tea Basic & Compost Extract Recipe

Compost Tea Basic & Compost Extract Recipe

By Elaine Ingham COMPOST TEA A basic tea recipe would be as follows, with the understanding that if larger or smaller ...
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Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants For Northwestern US

Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants For Northwestern US

Ajunga Reptans (Carpet Bugle) Zones 4-9. Height: 2-3″ Swallowtail Garden Seeds (Swallowtailgardenseeds.com) 1-877-489-7333 Arctostaphylos edmundsii Carmel Sur Manzanita (Sur Manzanita) ...
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Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants For Northeastern US

Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants For Northeastern US

By Carole Rollins, PhD and Elaine Ingham, PhD Achillea tomentosa (Woolly Yarrow). Zones 4-10. Height: 6-12 inches. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry) ...
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Using Compost Tea Or Extract

Using Compost Tea Or Extract

By Elaine Ingham Making  a tea or extract needs to be done to see how concentrated the compost and growth of ...
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Growing Plants In Organic And Inorganic Systems

Growing Plants In Organic And Inorganic Systems

By Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham ...
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Compost Tea In Plant Growing Systems

Compost Tea In Plant Growing Systems

By Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham ...
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Differences Between Organic And Inorganic Plant Growing Systems

Differences Between Organic And Inorganic Plant Growing Systems

Differences Between Organic And Inorganic Plant Growing Systems ...
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Nutrient Cycling With Compost Tea

Nutrient Cycling With Compost Tea

By Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham ...
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Application Parameters For Using Compost Tea

Application Parameters For Using Compost Tea

By Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham ...
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Compost Tea Vs Packaged Biology

Compost Tea Vs Packaged Biology

  Compost Tea vs Packaged Biology ...
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10 Steps To Making Thermal Compost

10 Steps To Making Thermal Compost

1.  DECIDE ON THE CONTAINER FOR THE PILE For Example: Hardware cloth with reasonably large opening. Stacking plastic tubs with the ...
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Spreading Compost On The Range Can Earn Ranchers New Revenue

Spreading Compost On The Range Can Earn Ranchers New Revenue

Rangeland ecosystems cover approximately one third of the land area in the United States and half the land area of ...
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Introduction To Gardening With Nature

Introduction To Gardening With Nature

Many people are demanding organic, based on political, nutritional, and environmental reasons. Implicit in the reason to return to natural ...
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The Soil Will Save Us: A Manifesto For Restoring Our Relationship With The Land

The Soil Will Save Us: A Manifesto For Restoring Our Relationship With The Land

What if we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow enough food to feed our ballooning population using resources we ...
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Ancient Rocks Show Life Could Have Flourished On Earth 3.2 Billion Years Ago

Ancient Rocks Show Life Could Have Flourished On Earth 3.2 Billion Years Ago

A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on ...
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Healthy Vineyards Grow More Than Grapes

Healthy Vineyards Grow More Than Grapes

Napa Valley Register, 2.17.14, by Howard Yune CALISTOGA: What helps to absorb greenhouse gases, extend the life of farmland and ...
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Differences In Milk Characteristics

Differences In Milk Characteristics

Differences In Milk Characteristics Between A Cow Herd Transitioning To Organic Versus Milk From A Conventional Dairy Herd 1 Dairy ...
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Microbial Growth Under The Snow

Microbial Growth Under The Snow

S.K. Schmidt, D.A. Lipson. (2004). Microbial growth under the snow: Implications for nutrient and allelochemical availability in temperate soils. Plant and ...
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Infection Sites On Plant Surfaces

Infection Sites On Plant Surfaces

Chitin Signaling in Plants: Insights into the Perception of Fungal Pathogens and Rhizobacterial Symbionts Eckardt, N.A. (2008).The Plant Cell, Chitin ...
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Comparison Of Seasonal Soil Microbial Process

Comparison Of Seasonal Soil Microbial Process

Zhang X, Wang W, Chen W, Zhang N, Zeng H (2014) Comparison of Seasonal Soil Microbial Process in Snow-Covered Temperate Ecosystems of Northern China. PloS one 9.3 (2014): ...
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Winter Soil CO2 Flux

Winter Soil CO2 Flux

Shen H, Cao J, Zhang W, Zeng X, Wang H. (2014). Winter Soil CO2 Flux from Different Mid-Latitude Sites from Middle Taihang Mountain in North ...
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Non-Growing Season Soil CO2 Efflux

Non-Growing Season Soil CO2 Efflux

ZongQiang, C., XiaoQing, L., Qi, F. ZongXI, C., HaiYang, X., YongHong, S., JianHua, S. (2013). Non-growing season soil CO2 efflux and ...
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Litter Decomposition Under Snow Cover In A Balsam Fir Forest

Litter Decomposition Under Snow Cover In A Balsam Fir Forest

Barry R. Taylor, H. Gerald Jones. (1990). Litter decomposition under snow cover in a balsam fir forest. Canadian Journal of Botany, ...
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Heavy Metals Bioremediation Of Soil

Heavy Metals Bioremediation Of Soil

SUMMARY: HEAVY METALS BIOREMEDIATION OF SOIL L. Diels, M. De Smet, L. Hooyberghs, and P. Corbisier (1999). Heavy metals bioremediation ...
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Bioremediation Of Lead

Bioremediation Of Lead

SUMMARY: BIOREMEDIATION OF LEAD Chen, H. Pan, S. (2005). Bioremediation potential of spirulina: toxicity and biosorption studies of lead. Journal of ...
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Uptake Of Lead By A Ciliate

Uptake Of Lead By A Ciliate

A. Rehman, S. Ashraf, J. I. Qazi, & A. R. Shakoori (2005). Uptake of Lead by a Ciliate, Stylonchia mytilus, isolated ...
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