News tagged with plant matter

Putting the 'fuel' in biofuels

( -- Recent discussions of methods by which biomass -- grasses, trees, and other vegetation -- could be turned into fuel makes a lot of sense in theory. Plant matter is composed of energy-intensive carbohydrates, ...

dateMay 27, 2011 in Materials Science
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In Organic Cover Crops, More Seeds Means Fewer Weeds

( -- Farmers cultivating organic produce often use winter cover crops to add soil organic matter, improve nutrient cycling and suppress weeds. Now these producers can optimize cover crop use by refining seeding ...

dateJan 26, 2010 in Ecology
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Dairy manure goes urban

When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted. Studies have shown that, among other issues, distressed urban soils are often significantly compacted, may have ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Environment
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