Agriculture & Geosynthetics

Suit: Waste Lagoons Need Liners

Water quality and environmental activists have filed suit against the state of California for its failure to require either groundwater testing or liners for animal waste lagoons. There are currently no protections in place, the suit claims. California is a major agriculture and livestock state. Its dairies have come under intense scrutiny, though, as the farms have gotten larger yet environmental... »

Specifying Geotextiles lists geosynthetic data and it's free to access. Registration is never requested. For a sample of what the site provides, check out the geotextile data. The interactive table is sortable and users can choose what criteria fields they would like to see, such as CBR Puncture, NTPEP, and tensile strength. Questions on how to use the site or how to list your products? Contact us. Learn m... »

ASTM International Introduces Proficiency Testing for Textiles

The ASTM Proficiency Testing Program has just expanded its existing Textiles Proficiency Testing Program to include a new proficiency testing program on yarns and threads. This new PTP is an industry driven quality assurance program for companies doing yarn and thread component performance evaluations on a routine basis. This PTP will provide participants with a statistical tool that will ena... »

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Dewatering Manure

Within the Grand Lake Watershed coordinator's notes from St. Marys, Ohio, you'll find news of a grant to dewater hog farm manure with geotextile tubes. It's an on-going study, it seems. Learn more here.; »

African Development

The World Bank has released its African Development Indicators 2007. The report finds that the continent has grown on pace with the rest of the world - 4.5 percent. Much of Africa, it seems, is turning the corner. Sustaining growth is key. That will require investment in infrastructure, environment, agriculture and more. Download the report in PDF here. Learn more here.; »

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