Compost in Cold Weather

As the snow begins to thaw, you may see, “the site of steam rising from a compost pile,..” Compost Article I came across a great article today in Organic Gardening, Cold-Weather Compost, by Genevieve Slocum The article touches on several key components of Composting in Cold Weather Microbe Management Microbe’s metabolism slows down as the

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Is the ice rink making us sick

Hidden dangers on the ice rink.   |  Carbon Monoxide The culprits, fuel-powered ice resurface  machines and ice edger machines.  The carbon monoxide levels can be  at dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. Three states currently have laws regarding  carbon monoxide levels in ice ranks. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about

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Reusable Bags and Bacteria

Are you a green shopper and bring your own bags when you go to the grocery store? If so…you might want to pay attention to this story. You have to wash them.. The bags are bacteria collectors… 51% of the bags tested contained chloroform bacteria Wash the bags, once a week with detergent! Study: Reusable

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A Plea for Business Applications for iPad and Smart Phones

Applications Finding a good application is really hard to find. Yes, there are are some technical apps, but aren’t we able to do the same thing with our computers.  I think taking applications on a mobile, portable basis requires a much more innovative application. I am on a quest to find an application  that adds

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Soil Sampling and Diggers Hotline

Is soil sampling a normal part of your agricultural business? Do you perform grid sampling as a part of your soil testing plan? If  you live in the State of Nebraska, a very important hearing will be held February 7, 2011. The current law as stated would require all soil samplers to call the Nebraska

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