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US (CA): Brandt opens production facility in San Joaquin Valley

Brandt has opened a 42,000 square foot production facility for specialty formulations products in Visalia, CA. The new location will expand production capabilities, serve as another hub for formulation development and testing, and house Brandt Hydrology water quality analysis.The Visalia plant is Brandt’s.....

'Super Soil' delivers water retention, drainage, nutrition

RainSoil introduces RainSoil Engineered Super Soil, a proprietary soil ingredient blend that contains premium expanded coconut coir, a complete nutrient starter charge, a surfactant and a superabsorbent polymer.“In RainSoil Engineered Super Soil, we have designed a blend of our professional grade ingredients.....

Peter Klein, Biota Nutrients

“The missing link in the organic production“

Growing organic asks not only for a different, more natural way of thinking, but also for certain adjusted products, suited for this type of cultivation. For a long time fluid, 100% organic nutrients were a missing link in this process. Biota Nutrients has created fluid, 100% organic fertilizers, made from.....

US (IA): ScottsMiracle-Gro breaks ground on $3.6 million expansion

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company broke ground on a $3.6 million expansion at its Ft. Madison, Iowa Liquids Manufacturing Facility.To be completed by November 2018, the expansion will add over 40 full-time positions and include a new addition that will cover a total of 4,400 sq. ft., house an additional.....

Greenyard now has RPP certificates for all Baltic sites

The board of Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) granted 6 new RPP certificates to Greenyard Horticulture. Together with the certificates received last year, all Baltic peat bogs of Greenyard are now RPP certified.The RPP certification system aims to increase the positive effects of peat extraction while.....

UK: Soil health and water supply

Soil water supply is critical to managing the yield and quality of high-value horticultural crops. Improving soil health, in particular organic matter content, can benefit the supply of water from irrigation and rainfall by increasing infiltration rate and water-holding capacity.Download the AHDB factsheet.....

Compo goes professional

Compo comes back to the professional market by acquiring and integrating international specialty fertilizer companies DeltaChem, Synergie, Dutch Ekompany and a majority share in Spanish Navarro.After a 36 months absence from the professional market, following the carve out and the sale of professional market.....

US (WV): Biochar to improve environmental sustainability and water quality

West Virginia University could be at the forefront of solving a $57 billion pollution problem and finding new ways to transform forestry waste into a cash crop for the state and region.Kaushlendra Singh, associate professor of wood science and technology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources.....

Vietnam moves to organic fertiliser

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường said the agricultural sector must speed up the production, usage and consumption of organic fertiliser and reduce the amount of inorganic fertiliser. This move aims to improve plant productivity, quality and aid the.....

UK: Short-term green manures for intensively cultivated horticultural soils

Despite growing interest in green manures (crops grown to improve and protect the soil), using them in intensive vegetable rotations is particularly difficult. This has led to few large-scale vegetable and salad growers using them.This AHDB case study details the main green manure species suitable for use in.....

"Biosolids prove adequate alternative to conventional fertilizer"

A study out of Mississippi State University has focused on the degree to which biosolids found in sewage and diverted from municipal wastewater treatment facilities can serve as a useful resource for agricultural settings in place of traditional and slow-release fertilizers.Shaun Broderick and Williams Evans.....

“Alperujo” compost improves vitamin C content in pepper fruits

In a new study, “Alperujo” compost was evaluated as an organic fertiliser for pepper growth under greenhouse conditions. Even though the total nitrogen applied was similar, plants only grown with composts experienced a development decline as compared to those grown with standard nutrient solution. This was.....