Fertilizers


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Salmonella enterica in nutrient solution of hydroponic tomatoes

Hydroponic greenhouse tomato production’s popularity has grown in the United States to meet the demands for year-round availability of fresh tomatoes. Although Salmonella has been the cause of several foodborne illness outbreaks linked to tomatoes, the potential for contamination in hydroponic production is.....

"pH should stand for plant health"

When someone hears the term “plant health” the most common association that comes to mind is “fertilizer.” Fertilizer provides essential nutrition to plants and growers must decide what types to use in order to maximize yield and salability, which are a direct result of optimum plant health. The aspect of.....

Improve water and nutrient management with Retain

RainSoil debuts new substrate enhancer at Cultivate

Growers in North America can now rely on Retain substrate enhancer to help them with water- and nutrient management in a wide variety of crops. “Retain is a dry-granular superabsorbent polymer additive intended for both water and nutrient retention and release in soil and soilless media,” explains Dr. Johann.....

The problem of high soluble salts in high tunnels

"Over the years several high tunnel (HT) growers have complained to me about how after 4-5 years of growing various vegetables (although tomatoes were the most grown) in their high tunnel they are seeing poorer yields and ‘unthrifty plants’", writes Jerry Brust, IPM Vegetable Specialist at the University of.....

Human urine better than fertiliser, expert says

An environmental engineer, Isaac Bryant, on Saturday urged the conversion of human urine into fertiliser and other products that would have higher environmental value.“Urine, which most of us consider as waste, is a valuable resource which we can use directly as fertiliser.”“Urine is very safe, hygienic,.....

US: California will use toilet water to grow vegetables

By the end of 2017, toilet water and other wastewater will be used to irrigate a large swath of Central Valley farmland near Interstate 5, an area that is known as California’s agricultural hub because it produces more than 360 products.“As long as we keep taking showers and flushing toilets, we can.....

A closer look at mulch bell peppers

Bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) plants have a high demand for water and nutrients. Water stress on bell pepper is associated with reduced yields and incidence of blossom-end rot (BER). High irrigation rates are commonly applied to maximize yields. Excessive irrigation rates, however, may negatively affect.....

Certis USA acquires LAM International

The biopesticide company Certis USA acquires 100 percent of the shares of Butte, Montana-based LAM International. LAM International is a developer and manufacturer of several bioinsecticide products, including Botanigard and Mycotrol, and has a pipeline of newly registered products and others currently under.....

"Food waste could be turned into renewable energy and fertilizer"

Researchers from Concordia’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes.Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria.In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental.....

Agrium and PotashCorp to become Nutrien after merger

PotashCorp and Agrium announced that once the anticipated merger transaction closes, the new company will be named Nutrien.The regulatory review and approval process for the merger transaction continues and the parties expect closure of the transaction to take place in the third quarter of 2017.For more.....

UK: Soil testing key to realising the value of healthy soils

Using a variety of assessment methods to test the health of soils, rather than relying on just standard nutrient testing, could reward growers with higher yields and greater profitability by helping make better informed management decisions on farms.Many growers will regularly test crop nutrient availability.....

CAN (ON): Fuel prices up, fertilizer down

Ontario producers were paying more for fuel, but less for fertilizer and pesticides this spring, compared to a year earlier.In the first survey for 2017, the Ontario Farm Input Monitoring Project found that fuel prices in the province as a group were up 9% from the same date last year, while fertilizer.....

June 20-21, Stoneleigh Park

UK: Hort Science Live 2017 to showcase latest production innovations

IPM in the root zone, a holistic approach to pre-empting nutrient deficiencies and the management of air filled porosity in growing media are just three of the practical subjects being explored at the new Hort Science Live event next month.Created by ICL and Bayer, Hort Science Live 2017 is being hosted by.....

Yara explores collaboration with University of California, Merced

Nearly one year ago, Yara North America announced its Almond Scholarship Initiative in California. Since then the participating school – University of California, Merced – and the 2016-2017 scholarship recipients have been identified. Gary Vogen, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and Brian Kenyon, Vice.....