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Austin Allred stands in front of the BioFiltro system installed on his 5,000-cow dairy in Washington state. The system, the first in North America, treats waste water in a matter of hours.

Waste not, want not — a different way to treat farm effluent

Chilean biowaste filtering system is an alternative to lagoons in treating liquid waste from dairies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers know that earthworms are good for the soil — now they’re being used to process liquid waste from dairies, hog operations, and slaughterhouses. The process not only provides faster treatment than using lagoons, but also significantly reduces concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and therefore the need for as much farmland to dispose of […] Read more


Humble earthworms are a benefit to your soil

Earthworm activity can make your soil a better place

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you want to make your soil better, you need to start with earthworms. Healthy soils have strong earthworm populations and you can gauge their numbers by the presence of middens, little piles of residue, says Quebec researcher Odette Menard. “When I see a lot of middens, I know it’s a healthy field. If I […] Read more