Worlds Best Compost

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Organic Gardeners Composting

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The Keys to a Great Compost

This informative eBook demonstrates the best ways to compost in order to improve your garden, make your vegetables and fruits taste better, and help save the soil and the environment. Over 20% of landfills are simply kitchen waste that could easily be recycled Why waste what you already produce? You have an easy source of organic health for your own garden at home, without having to spend large amounts of money in order to make really healthy soil. With today's composting technology, you can compost as much as suits your needs! If that is a little compost for a small home garden or a large plot that you grow food for your family or business, composting will be an easy and cheap way to improve the quality of your soil and thus your vegetables as well! This guide shows you every method of composting; from free methods you can do with no extra money all the way to elaborate by easy to set up composting rigs. Improve the environment, and get better tasting food!

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Worlds Best Compost

What you'll discover in The Worlds Best Compost e-book: The method of feeding plants in a totally natural way that results in the tastiest, most divine food you and your family will ever have. Why youll use much less water in your garden using colloidal humus compost (and how youll be saving time, money, effort and even the environment!) The secret to healthy soil through massive microbial action. (If you could see these microscopic guys at work there's more action than a Schwarzenegger movie on crack!) The shameful, sheep mentality almost all agriculture and garden advisors suffer from that costs you time and money using dangerous, toxic gardening and horticulture practices (and is murdering our planet in the process!) How to develop a soil that. Continue reading...

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Substrate Compost Preparation

Substrate preparation technique for the button mushroom has witnessed evolutionary changes over the years, from the long-method of composting to the current environment-friendly indoor composting. However, the intermediate short-method of composting, is still the most popular method all over the world. 5.1.1 Long Method of Composting Long method of composting is the oldest method and now exists only in few pockets of the world mainly because of poor productivity, proneness to attack by the competitors, and also due to more time and labor consuming process (Vijay and Gupta 1995). This method is completely an outdoor process and takes about 28 days, though production of long-method compost in lesser duration has also been achieved. But the biomass loss in this process is very high (30-35 ) and the quality as well as productivity is poor, besides the environmental problems it creates. 5.1.2 Short Method of Composting Based upon the observations of Lambert that productive compost came...

Button Mushroom Agaricus Bisporus

Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Sing., popularly known as the white button mushroom, has the widest acceptability and still accounts for more than 30 of total production of all mushrooms. Limited quantities of A. bitorquis, a high temperature species, are also produced in some countries. Its cultivation technology has developed over the years from a primitive cave culture in France in the 16th century to a hightech industry in America and Europe now. Still in many parts of the world, especially in developing Asian and African countries, sizeable quantities are being produced in low-cost structures like huts under the seasonal conditions. In some parts of the Europe, seasonal growing is done with arrangement for heating during the winters. Like any such venture, the production systems differ in the infrastructure, level of technology, automation, and mechanization but the basic principles and processes remain the same. The production technology of the white button mushroom (A. bisporus) has...

Edible Fungi And Recycling Of The Wastesresidues

There are very few wastes of lignocellulosic nature of agro-forestry origin, which can not be used for growing one or the other mushroom. Poppe (2000) has compiled the information on various agro-wastes, which have been used for growing mushrooms. Residues left after obtaining the main product (e.g., grains, cotton, sugar) pose problems of their disposal and many may prove to be environmental hazards. Cultivation of various edible fungi on these wastes represents one of the unique recycling mechanisms where hardly any residue is left unexploited in one form or the other. The substrate left after growing the mushrooms is though often called spent mushroom substrate (SMS), which is a misnomer and post-mushroom substrate (PMS) is a more appropriate term because it is not spent and can be further decomposed by new set of organisms. Many efforts have been made towards profitable utilization of the PMS. The subject has recently been reviewed (Ahlawat and Rai 2002 Levanon and Danai 1997a)....

Genetic modification of plants to improve shelflife

There are a number of potential applications of delayed senescence in Psag12-IPT modified lettuce. Since leaves retain their chlorophyll longer after harvesting, the most obvious application is extended post-harvest quality. Interestingly, homozygous plants also showed a significant reduction in susceptibility to infection by Botrytis cinerea (W.J.R.M. Jordi, unpublished) as this pathogen normally targets senescing tissues. Additionally, lettuce plants transformed with the PSAm2-IPT gene remained green even when nitrates became depleted in the compost. On this evidence, it was therefore proposed that the expression of this transgene might also provide a strategy for reducing the nitrate content in cultivated lettuce. In this respect, removal of nitrogen from the growth medium 5 or 10 days before harvest of PSAG12-IPT-transformed lettuce plants could result in up to 70 reduction in nitrate content with only a slight reduction in growth and no loss of leaf pigmentation and, hence,...

Application of Xylanolytic Enzymes

Ity and digestibility of ruminant fodder and facilitates composting (18, 19). Enzymic hydrolysis of highly viscous arabinoxylans originating in cereal endosperms improves nutrient uptake and digestion in broiler chickens (20-23). Other applications of xylanolytic enzymes include improvement of the baking process and modification of baked products (24-30). Xylanases are also important components of enzyme systems used for liquefaction of vegetables and fruit, and for clarification of juices (3, 18). In all of the above-listed processes, microbial xylanolytic systems can be applied together with other enzymes hydrolyz-ing plant polysaccharides such as amylases, cellulases, and pectinases. There are, however, applications in which xylanases should not be contaminated by cellu-lases to preserve the polymerization degree of cellulose.

Use Of Fungi In Bioremediation In The Field

A number of different strategies have been adopted where attempts have been made to exploit fungi in bioremediation. Early findings demonstrated that attempts to establish wood rotting species in soil without amendments or soil sterilization failed. Like the early failures in establishing biological control agents in soil (Faull 1986), the indigenous micro flora out-competed the inoculants unless there were large additions of substrates such as wood chips and other ligno-cellulosic materials to the soil (Bennett et al. 2002 Cerniglia and Sutherland 2002 Radtke et al. 1994). Currently, a number of approaches are being tried, including soil piles and windrows (where composting may occur), soil farming, soil slurry reactors, and fixed film reactors (Rogers and Bunce 2001).

Soil Piles and Windrows

Soil piles and windrows are created by mixing soil with wood chips, corn cobs, or other ligno-cellulosic materials and adding fungal inoculum on a lignocellulosic base. The pile is then left for an extended period of time with regular turning and wetting for composting, or no turning for the static pile. This approach can lead to a rapid disappearance of explosive contaminants. A number of different fungal inoculants have been tried. For example, Jerger and Woodull (2000) used Trametes versicolour and P. chrysosporium as soil pile inoculants, Fritsche et al. (2000) used Stropharia rugosoannulata and Spreinart et al. (1998) used B. adusta. This approach is being widely used in the United States for the clean up of military sites (USAEC 1999). However, criticisms of this technique include the long incubation times needed for complete disappearance of the target substrate, and the high costs of set-up and maintenance. The process is further criticised for being based on unknown...

Leafcutter Ant Atta sexdens

Behavior and reproduction Leaf-cutter ants are social insects that live in large underground colonies. Workers use their sharp jaws to cut sections of many kinds of green leaves and carry them back to the nest. The leaves are chewed up to form compost for growing a species of fungus for food. Depending on their size, workers perform various tasks, including caring for the larvae, expanding the nest, cutting leaves, and defending the nest. The fungus gardens are located in underground chambers just beneath the surface. There are also special chambers for waste and unused plant materials. Each nest has

Strategies

Research shows that priming plants against pathogens using selective AMF inocula (or plant immunization) helps protect plants by inducing a SIR response (Cordier et al. 1998). The inoculum may be applied to seeds, transplanted crops, or plantlets produced through tissue culture before being transplanted into pathogen-infested fields. Application of the agent prior to transplanting eliminates the need for complex formulations and application techniques, guarantees targeted placement, and greater biocontrol activity, reduces costs associated with application and has a minimal impact on the environment (Boyetchko 1996 Glass 1993). Inoculum may include one or more AMF species or other organisms such as bacteria or fungi that exhibit sustained and coordinated biocontrol activity. The application of a multiple agent mixture may concurrently confer control for more than one plant disease by more than one mechanism rather than single inoculants targeted for control of only one plant disease...

Soil Amendments

Improving the structure of soil organic matter is an important management option for enhancing mycorrhizal development (Allen et al. 1999). Compost, bark, or some other recalcitrant carbon source provides a slow release of nutrients while increasing soil moisture, facilitating infiltration, and reducing soil compaction. These conditions are not only beneficial to mycorrhizal fungi, but also many other microorganisms that improve nutrient availability and plant performance. For EM particularly, the absence of organic matter following severe disturbance limits the establishment of mycorrhizae despite adequate dispersal onto the site (Allen et al. 1992 Read 1984). The use of soil amendments could therefore alleviate the need for further mycorrhizal inoculation.