Soil

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The Low-Down on Dirt

The Low-Down on Dirt

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Monday, December 5, was World Soil Day. Proposed by the International Union of Soil Sciences back in 2002 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, World Soil Day has been used to raise awareness of soil—something the great majority of people take for granted—as a vital resource.  … Read More

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

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In revegetation, everything begins with the soil—usually poor soil.

Soils may become degraded during the construction of buildings, roadside projects, or mining or landfill operations, or because of overgrazing or deforestation. They lose their topsoil, usually the top 2- to 8-inch layer of the soil, where the most important nutrients lie.  … Read More

Chemical Soil Stabilization – Part 1

Chemical Soil Stabilization – Part 1

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Despite all the work done by earthmoving equipment, each year wind and rain move much more soil than man could ever hope to shovel. And because soil is a finite commodity, one has to hold on to as much of it as possible.

Plantings aid in this quest; the roots of  … Read More

A Black Market for Sand?

A Black Market for Sand?

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What is the one resource the modern world uses more of than anything else except air and water? It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It’s sand. And we’re running out of it.

As this New York Times op-ed piece points out, sand isn’t just for the desert;  … Read More

Surprising Results in Ag Runoff

Surprising Results in Ag Runoff

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It’s well established that nutrients in stormwater runoff—nitrogen and phosphorus—lead to algae blooms, eutrophication, and dead zones in water bodies. Some of the nutrients come from urban runoff, including overfertilization of landscaping. A great deal more of them come from agricultural lands.

Although stormwater from urban areas is generally regulated through  … Read More

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

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One of the biggest challenges to cost-effective erosion control is a lack of available high quality topsoil to insure rapid growth of sustainable vegetation on denuded sites. And, even if nearby sources are located, the cost of excavating, hauling, and placing topsoil can be exorbitant and time consuming.  … Read More

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

Biotic Soil Media – Free Webinar

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One of the biggest challenges to cost-effective erosion control is a lack of available high quality topsoil to ensure rapid growth of sustainable vegetation on denuded sites. And, even if nearby sources are located, the cost of excavating, hauling, and placing topsoil can be exorbitant and time consuming.

Join returning speaker,  … Read More



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