Navigation Links
Vermicompost from pig manure grows healthy hibiscus
Date:12/10/2009

RALEIGH, NC Vermicomposting, the practice of using earthworms to turn waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer, can be an economical, organic waste management practice. During vermicomposting, earthworms and microorganisms stabilize organic waste in an aerobic, moist environment. The resulting product, called vermicompost (VC), or worm castings, provides commercial and amateur growers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional substrate additives for producing many varieties of container-grown plants. A research team recently experimented with pine bark amended with vermicompost derived from pig manure to see if this organic alternative can produce healthy hibiscus.

Michelle S. McGinnis, lead researcher, explained that the purpose of the study (published in HortScience) was to determine if conventional nursery crop inputs could be replaced by commercially available vermicompost for hibiscus production. VC is currently marketed as a pine bark amendment to progressive nursery crop producers. Reported benefits include greater plant growth and flower production, improved water use efficiency, and sufficient levels of some plant-available nutrients.

The scientists grew hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Blush' L.) in containers containing pine bark amended with sand, dolomitic limestone and micronutrient package (PBS), or pine bark amended with 20% VC. Plants were topdressed with one of three controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs): only nitrogen; nitrogen and potassium; or nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). The PBS + NPK treatment, which was supplied with conventional nursery crop nutrient inputs, served as the control treatment to represent the industry standard.

Plants were harvested at 35 and 56 days after potting. Total plant nutrient contents of phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, and boron were equivalent or greater by hibiscus-grown pine bark amended with vermicomposted pig
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Composted dairy manure in foliage plant production
2. Transport behavior of E. coli varies depending on manure source
3. NIST chemists get scoop on crude oil from pig manure
4. New insights into the fate of antiparasitics in manure and manured soils
5. Manure management reduces levels of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes
6. Plastic that grows on trees, part two
7. MIT: New tissue scaffold regrows cartilage and bone
8. NIH Clinical and Translational Science Consortium grows to 39 members
9. To fight the cancer before the tumor grows
10. CU researcher engineers sorghum that grows in poisonous soils
11. How nutrition affects healthy aging
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... available in German . ... that uses the refraction of X-rays through a specimen ... with this method are often of much higher quality ... team of Prof. Franz Pfeiffer are particularly interested in ... including X-ray phase-contrast imaging. One main goal is ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... group members to reduce aggression and gain access to ... grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. ... Biology Letters . , Grooming between individuals in ... motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits and is ... can provide access to infants, mating opportunities and high ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in ... Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and improve tissue and function injury ... reported on the therapeutic effect of adipose-derived stem cells ... effect on oxidative injury and neurogenesis in the brain ... School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China transplanted ADSCs ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast 2Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2
... victory gardens helped World War II era Americans on ... been as necessary and popular as they are today. ... the produce grown there becomes increasingly important. As ... vegetables for family consumption and planning ahead for the ...
... CITY, Sept. 27, 2010 If drivers are yakking on cell phones ... passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that ... index fingertips left or right, a University of Utah study found. ... The researchers say they don,t want their results to encourage dangerous and ...
... Santa Cruz, CA, USA and Oxford, UK, 27 ... Nanotechnology shows a new method of enzyme-controlled movement ... nanopore. The paper, by researchers at the University ... towards nanopore sequencing of DNA strands. The publication describes ...
Cached Biology News:Urban gardeners beware: There may be lead in your soil and food 2Let your fingers do the driving 2Let your fingers do the driving 3Let your fingers do the driving 4Let your fingers do the driving 5Nature Nanotechnology paper shows enzyme-controlled movement of DNA polymer through a nanopore 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Cayenne ... company specializing in the soft tissue reconstruction segment, ... Anchor System for surgeries involving the shoulder and ... through a novel, inserter-controlled deployment method. The unique ... partial deployment, anchor pull-out, or anchor displacement (also ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Deep Knowledge Ventures ... Forum on ‘Commercialising Longevity Research’ and welcomed a ... the London Bioscience Innovation Center for the event, ... Aging Analytics Ltd. The meeting highlighted the need ... research for age-related disease, as well as the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... family closer together. The Archer Family purchased a ... contained within DNA, but ended up with a lifetime ... discoveries contained within the family members’ DNA genuinely brought ... had decided to search deeper into genetic history and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 EvoDerma ’s NOOME Anti-Aging ... rejuvenating device now comes with a second treatment cup to ... , The new cup is thinner on the edges for ... target rough, thin and uneven surfaces on the face, neck ... a stimulating treatment on areas such as the cheeks and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 2DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 4DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 5DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 6Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 2Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 4Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 5Introducing a New Bonus Treatment Cup for EvoDerma’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion 2
... March 18 Syndication Inc., (Pink Sheets: SYNJ), Reports ... of ,Director of Technical Engineering,. The job of the ... budget development of the Company,s Pinnacle Energy Division. The ... wind turbine energy, bio-diesel fuel production, and microwave plasma ...
... 11dhTxB2 to assess aspirin effectDENVER, March 18 ... worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, ... Test March 29 - 31 at the American ... The annual meeting will take place in Orlando, ...
... Despite the initial regulatory hiccups, the number of ... increase gradually. The patent expiry of key biopharmaceuticals ... driving the development of biosimilars. In addition, payers, ... drugs due to their safety, efficacy and affordability, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Syndication Inc. Seeks 'DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL ENGINEERING' for 'PINNACLE ENERGY' - Its New Alternative Energy Subsidiary 2Corgenix to Exhibit AspirinWorks(R) Test at ACC.09 2Corgenix to Exhibit AspirinWorks(R) Test at ACC.09 3The Need for Safe and Affordable Biopharmaceuticals Drives the Development of the European Biosimilars Market, Says Frost & Sullivan 2The Need for Safe and Affordable Biopharmaceuticals Drives the Development of the European Biosimilars Market, Says Frost & Sullivan 3The Need for Safe and Affordable Biopharmaceuticals Drives the Development of the European Biosimilars Market, Says Frost & Sullivan 4
... The new Adept CE 4100 high ... superb flow precision, with software drive compensation, ... from 0.001-10mL/min are selectable in 0.001mL steps. ... are inert and bio-compatible., Pumps may be ...
... angle system, 220-240 V, is used to resolve ... fragments by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). The ... pump, 14 x 13 cm casting stand with ... thick comb, screened cap, disposable plug molds, 12 ...
... Immuno-Blot PVDF membrane and filter paper ... PVDF membrane and two sheets of thick ... blotting membrane and filter paper sandwich. These ... high binding capacity immunoblotting fit Ready Gel-sized ...
... fromStreptomyces griseolusthat inhibits protein synthesis. Acts ... eukaryote ribosomes. Reported to induce apoptosis ... promyelocytic leukemia cells, Jurkat cells, ventricular ... intracellular signals and immediate early gene ...
Biology Products: