background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Biochar. Biochar. 32901. a0443e03. Chromium detoxification. The Science Hexavalent chromium is a major environmental contaminant at several Department of Energy (DOE) sites as well as other sites around the world.

Chromium detoxification

Iron-reducing bacteria can convert the oxidized form of iron in clay minerals, called ferric iron, into the reduced form of iron, called ferrous iron, which can then reduce hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium—the reduced, insoluble and less toxic form of the heavy metal that poses a lower risk of groundwater contamination. This study sheds light on the poorly understood process by which iron-reducing bacteria reduce ferric iron in clay minerals, resulting in ferrous iron that could then immobilize and detoxify chromium. The Impact The findings suggest that the iron-reducing activity of bacteria could be artificially stimulated to produce ferrous iron in clay minerals, which can then reduce hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium.

Summary Contact: Hailiang Dong Miami University 250 S. Program: BER. Biochar Workshop Part 1, How to Make Biochar. International Biochar Initiative. Rx for Soils and Crops. Both manure and compost can improve soil tilth, but the timing and mechanisms may differ.Cover crops and ridge tillage in sustainable farming.

Rx for Soils and Crops

In practice, cover crops such as legumes (e.g., clover, vetch) and grasses are often grown either to supply N to subsequent cash crops or to reduce nitrate leaching and soil erosion. Rx for Soils and Crops. Application of Soil Survey and Classification The purpose of soil classification is to organize what we know about soils so that this knowledge can be used by farmers, engineers, land owners, extension agents and government officials to predict the behavior and performance of soils.

Rx for Soils and Crops

A soil, for example, is said to behave like a sponge if it can hold a large amount of water against the force of gravity. Such a soil would not need to be irrigated as frequently as a soil that behaves like a sieve. Balancing Soil Using Organic Minerals. Soil Fertility Fertile soil is a mixture of well-balanced minerals, high organic matter, humus, humic, fulvic and carbonic acids, good aeration and bountiful soil life.

Balancing Soil Using Organic Minerals

The biology or life in the soil is at its healthiest when the nutrients are plentiful and balanced, and there is sufficient oxygen and water. The top few inches of soil is the most vital, holding about 70% of the life and 70% of the organic matter. Below 6 inches the roots are feeding on mostly soluble nutrients since the micro-organisms are not able to thrive without sufficient oxygen. It is possible to create biological activity deeper with deep double dug or mechanical disturbance like spading. Lacto Bacilli (Gil A. Carandang’s article) « Paper Bokashi. Lacto Bacilli One of the major workhorse beneficial indigenous microorganism used in natural farming is lacto bacilli.

Lacto Bacilli (Gil A. Carandang’s article) « Paper Bokashi

This particular beneficial microorganism is popularly used in composting to specifically arrest foul odors associated with anaerobic decomposition. CHASING THE HIGH ORP. Adventures with Ionized Water by Walter Last Ionized water has several health promoting qualities.


Water, Soil & Food Analysis - ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) Beneficial Indigenous Organisms (BIM) - Effective Microorganisms (EM) From Gil A.

Beneficial Indigenous Organisms (BIM) - Effective Microorganisms (EM)

Carandang ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lacto Bacilli One of the major workhorse beneficial indigenous microorganism used in natural farming is lacto bacilli. This particular beneficial microorganism is popularly used in composting that specifically arrest foul odors associated with anaerobic decomposition. How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply. Dr.

How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply

MercolaWaking Times There are now many studies clearly documenting that if you eat processed foods, you’re being exposed to toxic herbicides. These toxic chemicals have been found in everything from breast milk to umbilical cords and placentas. This of course means that children are now born with a chemical burden unknown to previous generations. Science News: NHM Data Portal: a commitment to Open Science. As part of International Open Data Day, the Natural History Museum is opening up its digital collections and research data through its new Data Portal.

Science News: NHM Data Portal: a commitment to Open Science

An increasing number of governments and publicly-funded organisations are committed to making data available for unrestricted use - Open Data. NHM supports this principle and its data are of particular value to scientific research on biodiversity, looking at changes of species over time and in geographical distributions, and predicting future trends. This is something of particular interest in the face of human pressures on the natural environment and the need for effective policy responses for a sustainable future. 20 Antibacterial & Antiviral Herbs & How To Use Them. Image Credit: Before you read on and start trying these wonderful alternative herbs please consult a medical professional also I would consult an herbal medicine guide or herbalist for exact dosing instructions.

20 Antibacterial & Antiviral Herbs & How To Use Them

Using herbal remedies is easy and if you’re looking for herbs to prevent or treat bacterial and viral infections, this list can help you decide what’s best for your situation. The full article from below shows you 20 great antibacterial and antiviral herbs and how to use them accordingly. This is wonderful knowledge to have if you are looking to go more natural. Oregano Has 4 Times The Antioxidant Potency Of Blueberries. By KAREN FOSTER Oregano is widely considered as nature’s antibiotic.

It is an indispensable spice in Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian cuisine, oregano is the must-have ingredient in tomato sauces and pairs well with capers and olives. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. The oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses and is a powerful antihistamine.

18 Of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants. (Part of an Exclusive WebEcoist Series on Amazing Trees, Plants, Forests and Flowers) From marijuana to catnip, there are hundreds of remarkably common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that serve all kinds of important medicinal and health purposes that might surprise you: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, insect repellent, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reduction, antihistamine and pain relief. Here are eighteen potent medical plants you're likely to find in the wild – or even someone's backyard – that can help with minor injuries, scrapes, bites and pains.* Marijuana Images via Current and Street Knowledge.

Medicinal Uses Of 22 Common Spices. Search GRIN for Taxonomy of Plants. COMPADRE - Plant Matrix Database. ‘Big Data’ Takes Root in the World of Plant Research : Trinity News and Events. Botanists at Trinity College Dublin have launched a database with information that documents significant ‘life events’ for nearly 600 plant species across the globe. They clubbed together with like-minded individuals working across five different continents to compile the huge database of plant life histories, for which data have been gathered over a near 50-year span.

At a time in which climate change and increasing human populations are rapidly re-shaping plant distributions, the researchers hope their COMPADRE Plant Matrix database will foster collaborations between scientists and allow them to better answer questions such as how we can conserve the species that are critical for ecosystem services, and which may provide food for billions. The botanists have just published an article in the prestigious international, peer-reviewed publication Journal of Ecology that describes the database. Vital Signs. Missouri Botanical Garden — A new smartphone app launched by Garden curator...

Notes on the Famine Foods Website. By Robert L. Freedman Orinda, California U.S.A. My interest in the study of famine food-plants began in 1966 when I was an undergraduate student in the anthropology department of the University of Arizona. In my last semester, I wrote a term paper on Native American food preparation techniques, for Professor Bernard Fontana's class, "History of the Indians of North America. " Xmalesia: Indonesia’s Digital Herbarium. The Xmalesia digital herbarium currently has a collection of 2,000 plant samples and 800 DNA barcodes. Science and Development Network | September 17, 2015 | Editorials. FloraGator - a multiple-entry key for flowering plant family identification. Soils, Compost, Terra Preta and Biochar. HEB Home.

Pump Water Without Electricity - energy of flowing water. The microhydro plant. My little paradise has a stream that provides enough water flow and head to run a small turbine, to provide electricity to my home. BioPower Systems. The Latest Clean Energy Cocktail: Bacteria And Fungus. By Jeff Spross "The Latest Clean Energy Cocktail: Bacteria And Fungus"

Is This Fungus the Future of Farming? Following the Mycelial Path to Discovery and Saving the World. Reclaiming Broken Places: Introduction to Civic Ecology. Mushroom Building Bricks That Are Stronger than Concrete. Mycologist Philip Ross is seriously into mushrooms, but not as a food -- instead, he uses fungi as a building material. Água. Mushrooms. 40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens. If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. Essential First Aid Item: Activated Carbon. Essential First Aid Item: Activated Carbon. Aqueous Moringa seed extract as biofungicide for groundnut seed: ingentaconnect. Tropical Palms - Historical role of palms in human culture. Activities: Create.

The oil palm industry: A road to poverty reduction. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) provides the by-products, including waste, from one aquatic species as inputs (fertilizers, food) for another. Farmers combine fed aquaculture (e.g., fish, shrimp) with inorganic extractive (e.g., seaweed) and organic extractive (e.g., shellfish) aquaculture to create balanced systems for environment remediation (biomitigation), economic stability (improved output, lower cost, product diversification and risk reduction) and social acceptability (better management practices).[1] Selecting appropriate species and sizing the various populations to provide necessary ecosystem functions allows the biological and chemical processes involved to achieve a stable balance, mutually benefiting the organisms and improving ecosystem health.

Ideally, the co-cultured species each yield valuable commercial "crops".[2] IMTA can synergistically increase total output, even if some of the crops yield less than they would, short-term, in a monoculture.[3] Asia[edit] Floral Waters / Hydrosols. 6 selected items. Aquaponics Articles. Permaculture Interactive Map & Database. Permaculture. Aquaponics. Permaculture Interactive Map & Database. Free Ebooks: Water & Sanitation. Aquaponics. Farming. SUPPLEMENTAL LECTURE MATERIALS... Aquaculture in Canada: Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) Renewable Energy Sources. Aquaculture matters. Aquaponics. Energy. Ecological engineering in aquaculture — Potential for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in marine offshore systems.

03/03/14: Press Release Adisseo publishes METHIOPEDIA, the technical reference book for methionine. Phoenix canariensis 'Canary Island Date Palm' Carbon credit. Carbon Trade Exchange. Phoenix canariensis. Ogonori. Types of Carbon Credits. Phoenix canariensis in the Wild, article from Principes, International Palm Society. Edible Limu of Hawaii. Do You Know ?

Edible Seaweed – Limu Salad from the Sea. Cultivar. CULTIVAR.ORG. Moringa,Oleifera,Superfood,Tree,Nutritional,Analysis,Amino Acid,Vitamin,Mineral,Content,Composition. Nutritional Characterization of Moringa Oleifera. Moringa news. Academia. Moringa Revealed. Moringa. Simultaneous HPLC Quantitative Analysis - PubMed Mobile. Moringa Nutritional analysis. 27/02/14: Event: Join Perendale Publishers Ltd at Campden BRI Safety and Quality of Livestock Feed. LowellECHO. Gold In Grass Corporation (GIGC) - Lemongrass and Citronella Essential Oil Producer - Home. Zheng Chang. Plant & Soil Health. Soil. Types of humus in soils.