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Yara reports increased deliveries but weaker margin

Yara International ASA delivered weaker first-quarter results compared with a year earlier. "Yara reports a weaker result than a year earlier, reflecting lower fertilizer prices and margins. However, we delivered increased sales volumes, both for fertilizer and Industrial products," said Svein Tore.....

Agriculture drives DuPont's sales and volume

DuPont is reporting strong first quarter results. The company's Agriculture sales were positively impacted by the change in timing of seed deliveries which benefited first quarter sales by approximately $140 million. This timing change benefited total company net sales by 2 percent in the quarter."Our team.....

Norway: Explosion and fire at Yara's Porsgrunn plant

There has been a fire at Yara's ammonia plant in Porsgrunn, Norway, yesterday. The fire has been put out, and no personnel have been injured. Investigations into the cause and material damage of the fire are on-going, but the damage is limited to the ammonia plant.The Porsgrunn plant has the capability to.....

Dr. Jeff Lievense to chair Inocucor advisory board

Dr. Jeff Lievense, an expert on fermentation process engineering, will chair the Manufacturing Advisory Board for Inocucor.Inocucor uses a patented fermentation process to combine multi-strains of bacteria and yeasts into powerful soil and plant optimizers that are safe for people and the environment. These.....

Former President of DuPont Crop Protection joins Cool Planet board

Agriculture technology company Cool Planet has added 36-year ag veteran Rik Miller to the company’s board of directors. Miller was president of DuPont Crop Protection until 2015. During his tenure as president, the business experienced record growth and success with new technology development and market.....

US (FL): Homestead fertilizer plant due back online

The City of Homestead’s composting facility, which turns the city’s bio-solid waste into super-strength fertilizer, is expected to come back online within the next four months after a year-long pause in operations to sort out operational issues.In April 2016, after the discovery of odor issues and improper.....

UK: AHDB announces new Nutrient Management Guide

A £98,000 project to review the current Fertiliser Manual RB209 was overseen by the AHDB-led UK Partnership for Crop Nutrient Management and delivered by an ADAS-led consortium of experts from across the UK research community. It was supported by £200,000-worth of in-kind funding by industry. The 2016.....

Romanian growers see higher yields thanks to biostimulants

Romanian farmers can now boost crop yields and profits thanks to three new Arysta LifeScience biostimulants: Multoleo, Zeal and Biozyme, now available in the Romanian market. Arysta BioStimulants portfolio is also complemented by Siapton, from Isagro, for the upcoming season.“We decided to invest in.....

Jan Bakker, CEO Van Iperen:

"Acquisitions fit the trend of scaling-up"

Growth specialist since 1921, that is the text under the new logo of Van Iperen. Van Iperen itself certainly lives up to that name. Recently, the Dutch company from Westmaas acquired Mol Agrocom, De Witte Agro as well as Gebr. Dijke. "These acquisitions were not an end in itself, but we did not avoid them.....

"Splitting nitrogen applications improves efficiency, stewardship"

Many farmers looking to improve their nitrogen efficiency and their nutrient stewardship are turning to splitting their nitrogen (N) applications and following pre-plant N applications at lower rates with a sidedress or topdress application during the growing season.“More farmers are adopting the 4Rs of.....

US: Yara opens new West Sacramento plant

Yara’s West Sacramento Terminal was officially welcomed on March 21 as the newest Yara North America facility in the U.S. While continually operational since Yara purchased the West Sacramento facility from Agrium in December 2015, this event acknowledged the transition of the terminal to a fully integrated.....
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Earth Alive launches new organic root probiotic MMJ fertilizer

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. developer and manufacturer of microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and mining, announces the commercial sales launch of Dr. Marijane, the Company’s specially formulated cannabis biofertilizer."Dr. Marijane is a 100% organic root probiotic that.....

The best starter fertilizers for organic growing

Formulating an organic growing medium for starting vegetable and herb seeds can be a challenge, depending on what a grower is looking for. When it comes to starter fertilizer charges, most growers prefer having them incorporated into their certified organic growing medium.The question is: how long does it.....

US (CA): 58% yield increase in Nature's Source vineyard trial

The Nature’s Source technical team released results from a recent vineyard trial in Monterey county, California. Chula Vina – Premium Vineyard is a certified sustainable company in Chualar Canyon. As part of the trial, their agriculture team’s objective was to evaluate the effects of Nature’s Source Organic.....