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US (CA): WISErg raises $19.2 million to build California plant

WISErg closed a $19.2 million Series C funding round led by Laird Norton Company, bringing the total invested to date to $56.6 million. Existing investors, including Second Avenue Partners, rounded out the list of participants.WISErg has created a new generation of fertilizer products. The company’s products.....

UK: Amendments to AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)

The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) has been amended to provide clarity on key changes made during the summer and correct a small number of errors.You can download the amendment sheet and the latest digital version at www.ahdb.org.uk/rb209.Dr James Holmes, AHDB Senior Resource Management Scientist,.....

Video: Why your controlled release fertilizer didn't work as expected

In the below video, Nelson Gonzalez, Territory / Key Account Manager at ICL, discusses the top 10 reasons your controlled release fertilizer may not have performed as you expected.Fertilizer displacement…. If you incorporate your fertilizer and are bumping a smaller container to a larger container, take into.....

Levity CropScience appoints American distributor

Lancashire, UK, based Levity CropScience has responded to the increasing demand for its smart fertilisers by appointing its first distributor in the USA - OMEX Agrifluids USA.Levity has an innovative approach to agronomy and their specialist scientists offer tailored advice to growers. This is because their.....

"UK fertiliser industry faces twin challenges of being in the EU and leaving it"

The UK fertiliser industry is striving to achieve the best regulatory environment while Britain remains within the European Union, whilst also looking forward to a post-Brexit era when the UK will set its own legislative framework, according to Howard Clark, Chairman of the Agricultural Industries.....

Chinese growers show interest in Italian expertise in biostimulants

Biolchim is an Italian expert in Biostimulants with 45 years experience. Based in Medicina, Bologna region, the company opened a Chinese subsidiary back in 2014. Asia is a growing market where Thailand, China are huge markets. India is also beginning to develop well.At the Macfrut Attraction China, Dr......

US vegetable grower expands composting program

Duncan Family Farms, a grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales and herbs, with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, is actively expanding its innovative composting program. Developed at the company’s Goodyear, AZ location decades ago and one of the largest privately-run.....

China: Price of winter storage fertilizer continues to rise

Over the past month, being affected by multiple factors such as increase in the price of raw material, the price of chemical fertilizer has been rising continuously. According to statistics, wholesale price index of China's chemical fertilizer has continued to rise for five weeks. In the current situation.....

AkzoNobel breaks ground for European micronutrients expansion project

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has broken ground at its Kvarntorp plant in Sweden as part of a project to expand production capacity for chelated micronutrients, which are used as essential minerals in the agricultural market.The investment of more than €10 million will help meet growing demand for.....

What are the optimum nutrient levels for hydroponic edible crops?

How much different is it growing edible crops organically than it is with conventional production inputs? Hort Americas special projects manager Tyler Baras is studying the differences in trying to grow organically versus using conventional production methods.Baras has been doing organic production research.....