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US (FL): Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorous (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendations are available for vegetables grown on calcareous soils in Florida.The objective of a new study was to.....

Yara signs Ethiopian mining agreement for potash production

Yara will sign a mining agreement with the Ethiopian authorities, making possible the future development of the Yara Dallol potash mine.The mining agreement will be signed on November 7 at a ceremony in Addis Abeba by Ethiopian Minister of the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, H.E. Ato Motuma.....

UK: New soluble powders plant for Omex Agrifluids

Omex Agrifluids, designer, manufacturer and supplier of soluble nutrient products, is powering ahead with a new soluble powders plant at the company’s King’s Lynn headquarters in Eastern England. Export director Peter Prentis says: “We are in the process of expanding and upgrading our capacity to manufacture.....

US: Organic production systems in northern highbush blueberry

A long-term trial was established in Oct. 2006 in western Oregon to identify organic production systems for maximum yield and quality in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). The planting was transitional during the first year after planting and was certified organic during fruit production.....

Foliar applications increase yield but modulate tomato fruit quality

The current research aimed 1) at evaluating the effects of three biostimulants (legume-derived protein hydrolysate, PH; plant and seaweed extract, PE and SWE) on yield performance and nutritional quality, mineral profiling, antioxidant activities, lycopene, total phenols and ascorbic acid of greenhouse.....

"UK is 30-40 years away from 'eradication of soil fertility'"

The UK is 30 to 40 years away from “the fundamental eradication of soil fertility” in parts of the country, the environment secretary Michael Gove has warned.“We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth,” Gove told the parliamentary launch of the Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA)......

Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power

For more than 100 years, biochar, a carbon-rich, charcoal-like substance made from oxygen-deprived plant or other organic matter, has both delighted and puzzled scientists. As a soil additive, biochar can store carbon and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it can slow-release nutrients to act as a.....

Yara reports strong production, lower commodity fertilizer margins

Yara International delivered weaker third-quarter results compared with a year earlier. Net income after non-controlling interests was NOK 709 million (NOK 2.60 per share), compared with NOK 821 million (NOK 3.00 per share) a year earlier. Excluding net foreign exchange gain and special items, the result was.....

Is all peat moss the same?

One of the most important ingredients of soilless substrates, peat moss, began in peat bogs shortly after the last ice age about 12,000 – 14,000 years ago. As the glaciers receded, depressions were left in the earth that collected precipitation from rain and snow.Across Canada, there are different types of.....

"Peptides could revolutionise how food is grown"

Scientists say the discovery of a group of hormones in plants could revolutionise food production by improving yields.The Universities of Queensland and Sydney collaborated on the study, which has found about 130 CLE peptide hormones in legumes that were essential to growth and development.Senior Lecturer at.....

Will we be able to use zinc oxide nanoparticles as fertilizers?

Researchers from UPM and National Institute for Agricultural Research and Experimentation (INIA) have studied the effects of using zinc oxide nanoparticles on agriculture.A research carried out at School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering (ETSIAAB) from UPM in collaboration with researchers.....

"Vietnam spends heavily on fertilizer, pesticide imports"

Fertilizer and pesticide imports, especially from China, have amounted to nearly US$1.7 billion in the year to September, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam said in a report.The ministry’s data shows that Vietnam purchased 3.57 million tons of fertilizers valued at US$955 million in.....

Northern Ireland to generate renewable energy from food waste

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Granville Ecopark Ltd (GECO) have signed a Prosperity Agreement pledging to work together to divert more food waste from landfill and use it to generate renewable energy and organic fertilisers.From left to right: Ian Harvey, Managing Director of GECO and.....

Nufarm reports strong revenue growth

Nufarm Limited announced a statutory net profit after tax of $114.5 million for the 12 months to 31 July, 2017. The statutory profit result includes the impact of $23 million in one-off restructuring and asset rationalisation costs and compares to a statutory profit after tax of $27.5 million in the previous.....