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Fish and Game predicts average year for Cook Inlet commercial harvest closing the first period of the season - scheduled for May 25 - and closing an area of the beach from a point at the wood chip dock north to the Susitna River for the entirety of the season, according to the 2015 outlook for commercial salmon fishing...
Ignore those ugly rumors about mulch

...the starvation rumor goes like this: The two nutrients most needed by soil microorganisms are carbon and nitrogen. Wood chips, straw, sawdust and many other organic mulches are high in carbon but low in nitrogen. When soil microorganisms chew...
First female homesteader in Soldotna shares memories

...of being a homemaker decades ago. She said it was challenging heating the large metal cooking stove with nothing but wood chips, and making ice cream was only possible during the winter season because natural refrigeration was the only way to keep...
Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

...natural controls (such as insect-eating insects)."I don't add fertilizers. I don't use pesticides. I use a wood chip mulch, which provides habitat for beneficial insects like predacious ground beetles that may eat slugs and slug eggs...
New projects increase Alaska's biomass use

...Alaska's biomass boilers. Biomass boilers are built to heat one or more buildings. They can be stoked with cord wood, wood chips or wood pellets and have become popular with the rise of heating oil prices.
Choose the right mulch for your garden

...mulch materials from which to choose:- Shredded bark, wood chips and shavings. Easy to spread and long-lasting, but...quickly and return some nutrients to the soil.- Treated wood chips, charcoal and ash - especially barbeque briquettes and...

...turned into ethanol. In Columbus, Miss., yellow pine wood chips are being turned into gasoline and diesel. In Emmetsburg...dried up before it could fine-tune the machine that fed wood chips into a gassifier. KiOR, a Texas company making cellulosic...
Silvers are dying to be smoked by converting a used gas grill into a smoker by disabling all but one burner and placing a small steel bowl full of wood chips at one end and your brined salmon on the grill rack at the other end. A meat thermometer can be added through a small...
Champion choppers: Family enjoys lumberjack competitions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Chain saws are buzzing, axes are flying and let the wood chips fall where they may.The chain saw competition at the Mountain State Forest Festival pitted father and son for bragging rights...
Peninsula farmers to learn good soil

...inches to the outside of the compost pile, Kinneen said. A good ratio is, at minimum, 10 five-pound buckets of wood chips, to every single five-pound bucket of fish waste. Cardboard and dry newspapers are also good sources of carbon...


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