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Bayer showcases Root2Success for healthy soils and roots

At the 30th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018), which takes place from August 12 to 16 in Istanbul, Turkey, Bayer introduces its latest innovations and novel approaches for sustainable horticulture production.The mission statement of IHC2018 is “Bridging the World through Horticulture.” The event.....

Reading your rates: Electrical conductivity & fertilizer concentration

Regular monitoring of the electrical conductivity (EC) of your nutrient solution is a vital part of any fertigation program. Electrical conductivity is the ability of a solution to conduct an electrical current. Most elements (plant essential or other) that are soluble in water will contribute to the.....

Earth Juice announces strategic partnership with Hydrofarm

Hydro-Organics, manufacturer of Earth Juice products, announced a strategic national distribution partnership with Hydrofarm, an independent wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and horticultural products. Earth Juice products have provided growers with high-quality and affordable plant.....

How does an organic farm create its own organic fertilizer?

In China more and more farmers are starting to change to organic farming. A company that really takes the lead in this business is Magic Season Organics. This company is a family-run company which was launched in 2002. On their farm every product is organic and customers can order a vegetable package online,.....

Marcus Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, an innovator of sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its board of directors. Mr. Meadows-Smith will assist the management team with the development of business models and go-to-market strategies.Mr. Meadows-Smith is currently CEO.....

UK: Carbon Gold achieves conscientious business certification

Carbon Gold, the Bristol-based supplier of enriched biochar to the retail, arb and grower markets in the UK and Europe, has achieved B Corp status.The certification, which is a global standard used to measure a for-profit company’s social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, is.....

October 1-2, Cologne

Small but powerful: Microorganisms for sustainable agriculture

Worldwide, the interest in the development of microorganisms as biostimulants, biocontrol agents and agricultural probiotics has grown rapidly over the last two decades. At the upcoming conference Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)”, Cologne, 1-2 October 2018 leading scientists and.....

US (CA): Brandt opens production facility in San Joaquin Valley

Brandt has opened a 42,000 square foot production facility for specialty formulations products in Visalia, CA. The new location will expand production capabilities, serve as another hub for formulation development and testing, and house Brandt Hydrology water quality analysis.The Visalia plant is Brandt’s.....

'Super Soil' delivers water retention, drainage, nutrition

RainSoil introduces RainSoil Engineered Super Soil, a proprietary soil ingredient blend that contains premium expanded coconut coir, a complete nutrient starter charge, a surfactant and a superabsorbent polymer.“In RainSoil Engineered Super Soil, we have designed a blend of our professional grade ingredients.....

Peter Klein, Biota Nutrients

“The missing link in the organic production“

Growing organic asks not only for a different, more natural way of thinking, but also for certain adjusted products, suited for this type of cultivation. For a long time fluid, 100% organic nutrients were a missing link in this process. Biota Nutrients has created fluid, 100% organic fertilizers, made from.....

US (IA): ScottsMiracle-Gro breaks ground on $3.6 million expansion

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company broke ground on a $3.6 million expansion at its Ft. Madison, Iowa Liquids Manufacturing Facility.To be completed by November 2018, the expansion will add over 40 full-time positions and include a new addition that will cover a total of 4,400 sq. ft., house an additional.....

Greenyard now has RPP certificates for all Baltic sites

The board of Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) granted 6 new RPP certificates to Greenyard Horticulture. Together with the certificates received last year, all Baltic peat bogs of Greenyard are now RPP certified.The RPP certification system aims to increase the positive effects of peat extraction while.....

UK: Soil health and water supply

Soil water supply is critical to managing the yield and quality of high-value horticultural crops. Improving soil health, in particular organic matter content, can benefit the supply of water from irrigation and rainfall by increasing infiltration rate and water-holding capacity.Download the AHDB factsheet.....

Compo goes professional

Compo comes back to the professional market by acquiring and integrating international specialty fertilizer companies DeltaChem, Synergie, Dutch Ekompany and a majority share in Spanish Navarro.After a 36 months absence from the professional market, following the carve out and the sale of professional market.....