Fertilizers

How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides. In a process the team has named the “rhizophagy cycle” (rhizophagy means root eating), bacteria and fungi…

US: MycoApply Ultrafine Endo now available in 1 lb. bags

With demand for its flagship suspendable powder mycorrhizal inoculant on the rise, Mycorrhizal Applications has responded by adding a new offering to its line of professional soil health products. As of September 1, 2018, MycoApply Ultrafine Endo is now available in convenient and cost-effective 1 lb.…

How biostimulants mediate plant growth promotion in tomato

The use of plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) as bio-effectors (BEs) to improve the nutrient acquisition of crops has a long history. However, limited reproducibility of the expected effects still remains a major challenge for practical applications. Based on the hypothesis that the expression of PGPM…

“Marketable yield growing thanks to biostimulants”

The Sylvar team is to bring the RhizoVital H42 biostimulant to the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. According to Colin Smith, agronomist with the company, it’s not the direct outrate that’s growing thanks to this new product, but the marketable yield. Biostimulants Biostimulants are gaining more and more traction in the horticultural industry…

Demonstration of Euclid innovation is on the run in Europe

The third year of Euclid project was also the first year of Euclid Innovation Demonstration Network. This is a crucial activity for EUCLID project as it brings to the field the innovative research work carried out within the lab. by P. Delval, ACTA Demonstration trials have been implemented in three countries on three crops: France,…

US (HI): Biochars improve nutrient phyto-availability of weathered soils

Highly weathered soils in Hawaii are low in fertility, negatively affecting plant growth. The potential of biochar for improving soil nutrient availability to crops is promising, and prompts a new study. Two biochars at 2% ( w / w ) made of lac tree ( Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken) wood and mixed wood (scrapped wood…

US: Valent and Nufarm extend exclusive distribution agreement to 2023

Valent U.S.A. LLC and Nufarm Americas, Inc. announced the two companies have signed a 5-year distribution agreement extending Nufarm Americas’ position as exclusive…

Study shows effects of fertilizing tomato with selenium

An experiment was carried out in a greenhouse to evaluate the effects of selenium application (as Na2SeO3) on mineral concentration (as N, P, K, Ca and Se), biomass, yield and total antioxidant status (TAS) of tomato fruit. The study consisted of two experiments: an irrigation experiment with the…

"Economic benefits with CO2 foliar spray integrated into irrigation booms"

CO2 GRO announces additional scientific evidence of superior plant leaf surface CO2 conductance results using dissolved CO2 foliar spray versus CO2 gassing. Dr. Matt Julius of St. Cloud State University has proven that dissolved CO2 conductance on the top surface of a lettuce leaf is essentially the same…

CAN (QC): Helping growers implement sustainable agriculture practices

A new partnership between Fertilizer Canada and the Professional Association in Crop Nutrition (PACN) will enable the advancement of sustainable agriculture in Québec. With a…

Fertilizer Canada appoints Brian Mark (Nutrien) as Board of Directors Chair

Fertilizer Canada's Board of Directors has appointed Brian Mark, Nutrien, as Chair for a two-year term. "Since Brian joined Fertilizer Canada's Board of Directors in 2012, the…

Bayer showcases Root2Success for healthy soils and roots

At the 30th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018), which takes place from August 12 to 16 in Istanbul, Turkey, Bayer introduces its latest innovations and novel approaches for sustainable horticulture production. The mission statement of IHC2018 is “Bridging the World through Horticulture.” The…

Reading your rates: Electrical conductivity & fertilizer concentration

Regular monitoring of the electrical conductivity (EC) of your nutrient solution is a vital part of any fertigation program. Electrical conductivity is the ability of a solution to conduct an electrical current. Most elements (plant essential or other) that are soluble in water will contribute to the…

Earth Juice announces strategic partnership with Hydrofarm

Hydro-Organics, manufacturer of Earth Juice products, announced a strategic national distribution partnership with Hydrofarm, an independent wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and horticultural products. Earth Juice products have provided growers with high-quality and affordable plant…


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