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US: UF organizing advanced nutrient management online training

Join the 488 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). This advanced course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers in the US and other countries. The course is offered in English and Spanish......

Kenya: IFC facilitates $10m fertilizer plant investment

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a $10 million loan to Fertiplant East Africa Ltd to enable the company to set up a fertilizer plant in Kenya. The plant will supply locally produced fertilizer at affordable prices, helping farmers improve crop yields and their incomes. Better productivity of.....

Ed Rosenthal explains fertigation

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures released the second installment of their blog series with the 'Guru of Ganja' Ed Rosenthal. In his article “Fertigation” Rosenthal breaks down the basics of fertigation and how the technique can help growing operations produce lusher, healthier crops.The article can be read on.....

Ghana: Compost recycling plant opens in Accra

A new compost plant to aid the greening of Ghana’s economy by recycling waste and delivering a safe nutrient-rich fertiliser for food production has been inaugurated. The plant was constructed through a Public-Private Partnership between Jekora Ventures Limited (JVL) and Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA).....

CAN (QC): Berger acquires Tourbière H. Théberge

Berger announces the acquisition of Tourbière Henri Théberge & Associés Inc., a peat producer near Berger’s harvesting site in Saint-Modeste, Québec. This alliance will take effect on May 31st. This is Berger’s second acquisition in 2017.Berger has been growing steadily over the past few years and this.....

China aims to make manure fertilizer of choice

The Ministry of Agriculture will encourage the use of manure and reduce chemical fertilizers to make its agricultural industry more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient, according to plans announced on Tuesday.The government would like to see 75 percent of the livestock manure nationwide reused, and.....

Yara to replace diesel trucks with world's first autonomous electric ship

Autonomous and 100% electric, "Yara Birkeland" will be the world's most advanced container feeder ship.Named "Yara Birkeland" after Yara's founder, the famous scientist and innovator Kristian Birkeland, the vessel will be the world's first fully electric container feeder. Yara's new vessel will reduce NOx.....

Axter Agroscience to distribute Inocucor biological crop inputs in Canada

Inocucor signed an agreement with Axter Agroscience, a Canadian provider and distributor of foliar feeding crop solutions, to distribute Inocucor's biological crop input Synergro in Canada. Under the agreement, Axter will also have certain prime-mover rights to rapidly develop the market in Quebec and.....

Climeworks featured in Vice News

On May 31, the Swiss company Climeworks will turn on the first commercial plant to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and feed it to vegetables in a neighboring greenhouse. Located in the tiny, agricultural municipality of Hinwil, Switzerland, the plant stands 40 feet tall and looks like a rectangular wall.....

Soil Activator approved across Central America

Earth Alive Clean Technologies has completed country registration of Soil Activator for all of Central America. The latest country registration was acquired April 21st in El Salvador. This registration completes the legal requirements for importing and distributing Soil Activator in the region, making Soil.....

Vietnam: Fertiliser businesses call for domestic protection

The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) issued a document last week certifying that the domestic fertiliser companies’ dossiers on the possibility of applying trade defence instruments are valid.The import of fertilisers has sharply risen since early 2016, which has affected local production and caused heavy.....

Yara reports increased deliveries but weaker margin

Yara International ASA delivered weaker first-quarter results compared with a year earlier. "Yara reports a weaker result than a year earlier, reflecting lower fertilizer prices and margins. However, we delivered increased sales volumes, both for fertilizer and Industrial products," said Svein Tore.....

Agriculture drives DuPont's sales and volume

DuPont is reporting strong first quarter results. The company's Agriculture sales were positively impacted by the change in timing of seed deliveries which benefited first quarter sales by approximately $140 million. This timing change benefited total company net sales by 2 percent in the quarter."Our team.....

Norway: Explosion and fire at Yara's Porsgrunn plant

There has been a fire at Yara's ammonia plant in Porsgrunn, Norway, yesterday. The fire has been put out, and no personnel have been injured. Investigations into the cause and material damage of the fire are on-going, but the damage is limited to the ammonia plant.The Porsgrunn plant has the capability to.....