Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Fertilizers


US (NC): Phosphate discovery could increase plant yield

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant’s roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. The nutrient, phosphate, makes it to the plant’s roots, helping the plant increase its.....

Fertilizer manufacturer sees revenues grow thanks to cannabis

Invictus MD reports that Future Harvest, of which Invictus MD currently owns 82.5%, has generated $1.423 million in revenue for the 7 months ending January 31, 2017, with a gross margin of $727,000, representing a 51% gross margin compared to the same period in the prior year gross margin of $446,000,.....

Why a German lab is growing tomatoes in urine

A fish tank brimming with urine is the first thing you see when you enter Jens Hauslage’s cramped office at the German space agency, DLR, near Cologne. It sits on a shelf by his desk, surrounded by the usual academic clutter of books, charts and scientific papers.Rising from the centre of the tank are two.....

RPP certificate for Greenyard Horticulture

For years, Greenyard Horticulture has been a pioneer when it comes to the production of sustainable and eco-friendly growing media. Very recently, these efforts were rewarded by obtaining the ‘Responsibly Produced Peat’ certificates (RPP) for its production sites in Poland (Budwity) and Latvia (Brigu). These.....

France: Yara closes Pardies plant

Yara has announced a plan to cease operations at its Pardies site in France. "We regret to inform our employees and other stakeholders that we are considering closing the Yara Pardies plant and seeking buyers interested in taking over the plant. I would like to assure our employees that the cessation process.....

webinar, March 30

Using biofungicides, biostimulants & biofertilizers to boost productivity

Join eOrganic for a webinar on biofungicides, biostimulants, and biofertilizers. This webinar takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, and 11AM Pacific Time. It's free and open to the public and advance registration is required.Presenters are Giuseppe Colla of.....

Premier Tech Horticulture opens new US facility

Premier Tech Horticulture announces the opening of a new production facility located in Mattaponi, Virginia.This facility now produces new PRO-MIX bark-based growing media products for both professional growers and retail markets.For commercial greenhouses and nursery growers, we offer a choice of three new.....

Salt exclusion increases NaCl tolerance in basil

A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of salinity on growth and nutrient uptake in basil (Ocimum basilicum L. ‘Siam Queen’). Plants were fertilized with a complete nutrient solution and exposed to no, low, or moderate levels of salinity using NaCl or CaCl2.The plants in control and moderate salinity.....

The benefits of fertigation and irrigation control

Irrigation – the process of artificially applying water to plants – has been in practice since as early as 6000 BC. There have been many advances in irrigation since then, and today's technologies have made it easier than ever to control water flow as well as fertilizers, nutrients, and other chemicals.What.....

UK: Attention to young plant nutrition pays off in strawberries

We tend to focus on strawberry crop nutrition during the later growth stages and particularly from flowering onwards with the objective of maximising yields and quality. But optimum nutrition in the very early growth stages is also of paramount importance as this can significantly influence the later.....