Tag: soil amendment

A soil conditioner is a product which is added to soil to improve the soil’s physical qualities, especially its ability to provide nutrition for plants. In general usage the term soil conditioner is often thought of as a subset of the category soil amendments, which more often is understood to include a wide range of fertilizers and non-organic materials. Soil conditioners can be used to improve poor soils, or to rebuild soils which have been damaged by improper management. They can make poor soils more usable, and can be used to maintain soils in peak condition.

Reader Profile: Alan Heymann

Reader Profile: Alan Heymann

Throughout his water utility career, Alan Heymann has taken on unusual positions in the industry. Heymann is both chief marketing officer (CMO) for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and co-founder and president of Blue Drop, a non-profit spinoff begun in November 2016 that markets products and services developed by

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Two Brands Merge As ECBVerdyol

Two Brands Merge As ECBVerdyol

Riverton, Manitoba – ErosionControlBlanket.com and Verdyol Plant Research are pleased to announce the merging of their operations, resulting in the launch of a single, more customer focused brand, ECBVerdyol.

“ECBVerdyol represents the bringing together of two strong organizations, and an incredible depth of established products,” said Mark Myrowich, CEO, ECBVerdyol. “As

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or

IECA News

IECA News

Make the MOST of Your IECA Membership: Part 1
Chapter networking at Environmental Connection 2016 in San Antonio, Texas

Do you wish you could just pick up the phone or go online to ask an expert in your field about a problem?

As an IECA member you have access to over 2,000

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

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

Great Rivers Fall Conference & Expo – Sustaining Our Future Resources

Great Rivers Fall Conference & Expo – Sustaining Our Future Resources

This multi-day workshop features high-quality training and information to prepare attendees for the upcoming construction season, and it sets the tone for longer-range planning on hot topics such as MS4, active and post-construction stormwater management, construction general permit (CGP) compliance and much more. Stormwater, erosion and sediment control, locally-driven policy,

The Deep Roots of Post-Wildfire Restoration

The Deep Roots of Post-Wildfire Restoration

In the wild expanses of North America, specialists recognize that fire plays an important role in the forest ecosystem. Sometimes a forest cannot live without it, and often fire can’t be avoided. In fact, certain fire-adapted species of plants require the heat of a wildfire to spur germination. In some cases,

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