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"Vietnam needs organic fertilizers for clean agriculture"Vietnam’s agricultural production faces a serious imbalance in the use of organic and inorganic fertilizers, resulting in a negative impact on the environment and quality of agricultural products. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong spoke in an interview with Vietnam Economic.....
Nutritional monitoring in lettuceLettuce requires medium levels of fertilization, growing best with 150 to 200 ppm N or 1.0 to 2.0 mS/cm for hydroponic nutrient solutions. Lettuce transplants grown in soilless substrates have a wider optimal pH range of 5.5 to 6.5. Hydroponic solution pH values should be maintained between 5.5 and 6.0 with.....
BioConsortia raises $15 million in fundingBioConsortia, an agricultural biotechnology company that uses a proprietary method for the selection of beneficial microbial consortia for crop improvement, has raised an additional $15 million in Series B funding. Khosla Ventures and Otter Capital participated equally in the round. This fund-raising round,.....
DCM Micro-Mix Minigran RHP approvedDCM 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 agreementAcadian 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 cropsTwo 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 mediaSeven 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 bookThe 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 growingFor 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.....
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