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Grigg Brothers re-brands as Grigg

Grigg Brothers, the turf nutrition brand, is being re-branded as simply GRIGG.With a modern, updated look, GRIGG will remain the premier golf and sports turf brand in the BRANDT product portfolio. BRANDT, who bought Grigg Brothers in 2014, is a manufacturer of specialty products for the turf and ornamental.....

Yara North America response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been felt all across the Southern United States.Despite some operational delays as infrastructure is rebuilt, most of Yara’s terminals are intact and they will put all efforts into restoring full operational status. Their ammonia terminals deployed their.....

Plant-Prod introduces Duo-Tote

Plant-Prod has previously offered fertilizers in bulk to speed up and simplify the process of preparing large tanks of soluble fertilizer. Material compatibility was limiting which formulations we could offer. That is now an issue of the past.The new Duo-Tote has two compartments which keep incompatible.....

Sensor technology for agriculture and new environmental solutions

Yara and SINTEF enter into partnership, establish innovation hub

Next generation fertilizer, new sensor technologies and the establishment of a new innovation hub are key elements in the new partnership agreement between SINTEF and Yara.From left: Eystein Leren (Yara), Lise Winther (Yara), Svein Tore Holsether (Yara), Eli Aamot (SINTEF), Mats Carlin (SINTEF), Pierre.....

US (UT): Decreasing fertilizer use with nanotechnology

Chip Block says every time the Aqua-Yield truck from Utah pulls up at his Georgia sod farm, he hears from a neighbor.“He’ll call me, ‘Hey, your snake oil salesman’s here,’” Block said.Aqua-Yield’s processed fertilizer might be snake oil to the neighbor, but Block sees it as money in his pocket. He’s been.....

‘Circular’ fertiliser: from Africa to the Netherlands and back

Exporting the 'circular' phosphate fertiliser struvite from the Netherlands to West African countries such as Senegal, Togo and Ivory Coast would contribute to a reduction of greenhouse emissions – and also appears to be financially feasible. “The cost price for producing and exporting struvite is lower than.....

Agrium acquires 20 Ag-retail locations in GA and FL

Agrium Inc. announced a binding purchase agreement between its Crop Production Services ("CPS") Ag-retail business and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. ("Southern States") for the acquisition of 20 Ag-retail locations in the states of Georgia and Florida and its integrated cotton ginning business in.....

Powers of Microbes

US (CA): UC Davis students teach farmers about soil microbiology

If you grew up in the 1980s or 1990s (or were a child at heart during that era), the famous Powers of Ten film likely left an indelible mark in your mind.The film starts with a couple lounging on a picnic blanket and zooms out to the outer reaches of the universe, then back in to peer into the microscopic.....

Canada: Plant-Prod launches range of MJ fertilizers

Plant-Prod is launching a new brand of products tailored to each stage of cannabis production. The five formulations will be available for medical marijuana growers in Canada:Plant-Prod MJ Boost for seedling germination and bud settingPlant-Prod MJ Grow for the vegetative growth stagePlant-Prod MJ Cal Kick.....

Turkish investor starts organic fertiliser production in Zambia

A Turkish investor has started producing organic fertiliser to make farming more productive and profitable for farmers in the country.Organic Agriculture Development Zambia Limited is using natural materials readily available in Zambia for the production of organic fertiliser for smallholder and commercial.....

Canada: Plant-Prod stays ahead of regulatory requirements

Plant-Prod have been updating their labels to comply with the new Hazardous Products Regulations and they are taking part in an initiative to update the Fertilizers Regulations. They also registered Plant-Prod Sodium Molybdate Anhydrous.New labelsHave you noticed that Plant-Prod's labels are looking a little.....

Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizer

As the world population continues to balloon, agricultural experts puzzle over how farms will produce enough food to keep up with demand. One tactic involves boosting crop yields. Toward that end, scientists have developed a method to make a low-cost, biocompatible fertilizer with carbon dots derived from.....

Predicting nitrogen release from parabolic-type resin-coated urea

Increasing commercial use of controlled release fertilizer (CRF) has prompted the need to predict N release simply and viably in the greenhouse environment. In a new study, two CRFs were tested, i.e., P40d and P100d by incubating them for 40 or 100 days either in static water at 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35 °C or.....

Biostimulants to grow tomatoes in high temperature conditions

A thesis of the PhD program in Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural and Food Development (TAIDA) of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) has shown that the use of biostimulants improves the performance of tomato plants under high temperature conditions.The research of the new doctor,.....