Humus

Science / Geology / Humus: The dark portion of a soil that consists of organic material that is well enough decayed that the original source material can not be identified.

Morio Muscat

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Morio Muscat: Vinifera variety developed by Peter Morio at the Geilweilerhof Institute, Germany around 1961. Successfully grown in cool climate regions of the Northeast USA and Canada. Best results obtained in deep MORE

Herbemont

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Herbemont: According to the Geilweilerhof database has several synonym names including Warren. Thought to be a hybrid cultivar derived from a vinifera and aestivalis vine (ie. 'Borquiniana' species) chance cross MORE

Catawba

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Catawba: This historically important variety is reportedly a N. Carolina chance seedling, selected prior to 1807, that originated in the Piedmont region of that State and was named after the nearby Catawba riv MORE

Composting

Business / Agriculture / Composting: The controlled biological decomposition of organic material, such as sewage sludge, animal manures, or crop residues, in the presence of air to form a humus-like material. Controlled methods of compos MORE

Soil Conditioner

Business / Agriculture / Soil Conditioner: An organic material like humus or compost that helps soil absorb water, build a bacterial community, and take up mineral nutrients. MORE

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