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"UK fertiliser industry faces twin challenges of being in the EU and leaving it"

The UK fertiliser industry is striving to achieve the best regulatory environment while Britain remains within the European Union, whilst also looking forward to a post-Brexit era when the UK will set its own legislative framework, according to Howard Clark, Chairman of the Agricultural Industries.....

Chinese growers show interest in Italian expertise in biostimulants

Biolchim is an Italian expert in Biostimulants with 45 years experience. Based in Medicina, Bologna region, the company opened a Chinese subsidiary back in 2014. Asia is a growing market where Thailand, China are huge markets. India is also beginning to develop well.At the Macfrut Attraction China, Dr......

US vegetable grower expands composting program

Duncan Family Farms, a grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales and herbs, with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, is actively expanding its innovative composting program. Developed at the company’s Goodyear, AZ location decades ago and one of the largest privately-run.....

China: Price of winter storage fertilizer continues to rise

Over the past month, being affected by multiple factors such as increase in the price of raw material, the price of chemical fertilizer has been rising continuously. According to statistics, wholesale price index of China's chemical fertilizer has continued to rise for five weeks. In the current situation.....

AkzoNobel breaks ground for European micronutrients expansion project

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has broken ground at its Kvarntorp plant in Sweden as part of a project to expand production capacity for chelated micronutrients, which are used as essential minerals in the agricultural market.The investment of more than €10 million will help meet growing demand for.....

What are the optimum nutrient levels for hydroponic edible crops?

How much different is it growing edible crops organically than it is with conventional production inputs? Hort Americas special projects manager Tyler Baras is studying the differences in trying to grow organically versus using conventional production methods.Baras has been doing organic production research.....

US (FL): Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorous (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendations are available for vegetables grown on calcareous soils in Florida.The objective of a new study was to.....

Yara signs Ethiopian mining agreement for potash production

Yara will sign a mining agreement with the Ethiopian authorities, making possible the future development of the Yara Dallol potash mine.The mining agreement will be signed on November 7 at a ceremony in Addis Abeba by Ethiopian Minister of the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, H.E. Ato Motuma.....

UK: New soluble powders plant for Omex Agrifluids

Omex Agrifluids, designer, manufacturer and supplier of soluble nutrient products, is powering ahead with a new soluble powders plant at the company’s King’s Lynn headquarters in Eastern England. Export director Peter Prentis says: “We are in the process of expanding and upgrading our capacity to manufacture.....

US: Organic production systems in northern highbush blueberry

A long-term trial was established in Oct. 2006 in western Oregon to identify organic production systems for maximum yield and quality in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). The planting was transitional during the first year after planting and was certified organic during fruit production.....

Foliar applications increase yield but modulate tomato fruit quality

The current research aimed 1) at evaluating the effects of three biostimulants (legume-derived protein hydrolysate, PH; plant and seaweed extract, PE and SWE) on yield performance and nutritional quality, mineral profiling, antioxidant activities, lycopene, total phenols and ascorbic acid of greenhouse.....

"UK is 30-40 years away from 'eradication of soil fertility'"

The UK is 30 to 40 years away from “the fundamental eradication of soil fertility” in parts of the country, the environment secretary Michael Gove has warned.“We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth,” Gove told the parliamentary launch of the Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA)......

Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power

For more than 100 years, biochar, a carbon-rich, charcoal-like substance made from oxygen-deprived plant or other organic matter, has both delighted and puzzled scientists. As a soil additive, biochar can store carbon and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it can slow-release nutrients to act as a.....

Yara reports strong production, lower commodity fertilizer margins

Yara International delivered weaker third-quarter results compared with a year earlier. Net income after non-controlling interests was NOK 709 million (NOK 2.60 per share), compared with NOK 821 million (NOK 3.00 per share) a year earlier. Excluding net foreign exchange gain and special items, the result was.....