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Canada: Plant-Prod stays ahead of regulatory requirements

Plant-Prod have been updating their labels to comply with the new Hazardous Products Regulations and they are taking part in an initiative to update the Fertilizers Regulations. They also registered Plant-Prod Sodium Molybdate Anhydrous.New labelsHave you noticed that Plant-Prod's labels are looking a little.....

Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizer

As the world population continues to balloon, agricultural experts puzzle over how farms will produce enough food to keep up with demand. One tactic involves boosting crop yields. Toward that end, scientists have developed a method to make a low-cost, biocompatible fertilizer with carbon dots derived from.....

Predicting nitrogen release from parabolic-type resin-coated urea

Increasing commercial use of controlled release fertilizer (CRF) has prompted the need to predict N release simply and viably in the greenhouse environment. In a new study, two CRFs were tested, i.e., P40d and P100d by incubating them for 40 or 100 days either in static water at 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35 °C or.....

Biostimulants to grow tomatoes in high temperature conditions

A thesis of the PhD program in Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural and Food Development (TAIDA) of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) has shown that the use of biostimulants improves the performance of tomato plants under high temperature conditions.The research of the new doctor,.....

Increased electrical conductivity in nutrient solution benefits tomatoes

Greenhouse tomato production is shifting to meet emerging consumer needs. Increasing environmental concerns have pressured growers to supply high-quality vegetables using sustainable production methods. The utilization of adapting fertigation to production conditions and/or nutrient solutions of moderately.....

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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.....