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DCM Micro-Mix Minigran RHP approved

DCM Micro-Mix, a unique mix of micro-nutrients within the DCM fertiliser range, has now been RHP-approved.The raw materials of vegetable origin in DCM Micro-Mix serve as a temporary buffer to ensure an optimal and gradual release of the trace elements. This way, leaching and fixation losses are reduced to a.....

Acadian Plant Health and Van Iperen sign partnership agreement

Acadian Plant Health announces an international partnership with Van Iperen International, with focus in Europe, Africa and the Gulf Region. Several years of successful collaboration has blossomed into a close working relationship dedicated to the needs of the grower.Van Iperen International is a Dutch.....

"‘Extreme bacteria’ could be game-changer for organic vegetable production"

A Clemson University research scientist has obtained a patent for a way to make organic fertilizer that could revolutionize the organic produce industry and put it on a level playing field with conventional crops.The limited potency, precision and consistency of organic fertilizers has long hindered organic.....

Water and nutrients in fertigation in soil-grown vegetable crops

Two showcases were organised by the Cajamar Foundation and the University of Almería during March 2018. The first event was for growers and advisors of UNICA group, one of the biggest cooperatives in Almería, which collaborated with the demonstration trial with tomato. The second event was open to other.....

US (NY): Cornell student to develop weed-free growth media

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with Cornell faculty members to develop and improve their products.The program is supported by Empire State Development’s Division of.....

Fertinnowa develops water book

The Fertigation Bible has been prepared to provide useful practical information to the horticultural sector of the diverse technologies available for all aspects of fertigation within the EU. The various stages of the “fertigation process” are shown in the schematic representation below. The Fertigation.....

PRO-MIX celebrates 50 years of growing

For PRO‑MIX, 2018 means 50 years of growing. Established in 1968, the PRO‑MIX brand provides commercial growers and consumers with a wide range of value-added products in the field of horticulture.More than 30 years after the first growing medium with mycorrhizae, the PRO‑MIX brand is a.....

Kemin Crop Technologies launches Valena

A new soil amendment to prime soil for optimal plant growth

Kemin Crop Technologies, an initiative of Kemin Industries focused on providing solutions for commercial horticulture, launched a new product, Valena, a soil amendment sourced from a proprietary strain of Euglena gracilis (algae) rich in beta-glucan. Valena is designed to support the growth of healthy and.....

Nutrient management in aquaponics

Nutrients that are contained in aquaculture effluent may not supply sufficient levels of nutrients for proper plant development and growth in hydroponics; therefore, they need to be supplemented.To determine the required level of supplementation, three identical aquaponic systems (A, B, and C) and one.....

US (KS): Compass Minerals opens innovation center

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition has expanded its research and development (R&D) capabilities with the opening of a new North American Innovation Center. The 14,000 square foot facility located in the Midwest Bioscience Research Park in Stilwell, Kansas, will feature a 3,400 square foot greenhouse, a.....

Magnesium deficiency of hydroponic and container grown basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is the most commonly grown greenhouse herb crop. Basil is sensitive to magnesium deficiency. Visual symptoms of magnesium deficiency appear first on old and recently mature leaves as a slight interveinal chlorosis (yellowing). This article will cover the progression of visual.....

Yara and Arab Potash Company enter into MoU on potassium nitrate

Yara and Arab Potash Company, the Jordan-based potash producer have recently signed an MoU for mutual cooperation in the field of potassium nitrate production and sales. The parties will explore and evaluate the possibility of doubling the production capacity of Kemapco, the potassium nitrate producing.....

US: Four scientists join Inocucor Scientific Advisory Board

Four scientists with combined expertise in fermentation science, microbial profiling in humans and the movement of bacteria in soil have joined the Scientific Advisory Board for Inocucor, an agri-tech company that produces biological crop inputs for row crops and high-value produce."This esteemed team of.....

Effect of digestate and biochar amendments on Chinese melon

Despite the recent interest in biochar and digestate as soil amendments for improving soil quality and increasing crop production, there is inadequate knowledge of the effect of the combination of biochar and digestate, particularly under saline irrigation conditions.A pot experiment with Chinese.....