Fertilizers

Creating a network of communication between plants and their growing environment

MycorSystem for Blueberries is a new treatment from Maxstim, and this product will be introduced during the Fruit Attraction in Madrid, October 22nd – 24th. MycorSystem is designed and proven to inoculate and improve the microbial structure of the soil. Maxstim is tapping into a symbiotic relationship…

Karel de Bruijn and Ron van der Knaap, Van der Knaap Group

"Same yield and quality with organic fertilizer"

The demand for a full-fledged biological fertilizer can finally be answered. After three successful years of testing, Van der Knaap Group are able to bring their biological fertilizer solution to the market. It will offer the USDA – National Organic Program growers in the US and Canada production numbers…

New biostimulant improves chlorophyll production

Maxstim, which originates from the UK, has proven to be a very effective biostimulant in crops like berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes), flowers (roses, alstroemeria, chrysanthemum), greenhouse crops (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers), agricultural crops (melons, potatoes, pumpkins) and…

Eight Canadian food and agtech innovators selected to compete for US$1.25m

Radicle Growth, an acceleration platform for early-stage ag and food technologies, revealed the eight Canadian-based entrepreneurs who will compete at the first-ever…

"Peat is part of the answer"

Growing Media Europe (GME) participated in the CEO Meeting of the International Peatland Society (IPS) and the Baltic Peat Producers Forum (BPPF) 2019 held on 4-5 September in Palanga, Lithuania. Both events dealt, among other topics, with the overarching question of the future availability of peat as a highly valuable resource…

Nutrien announces temporary potash production downtime

Nutrien expects to proactively take up to 8-week inventory shutdowns at its Allan, Lanigan and Vanscoy potash mines during the fourth quarter of 2019. The production downtime…

The effect of soil solarization and calcium cyanamide on strawberries

Soil solarization is a hydrothermal procedure of disinfesting soil of soilborne diseases and pests. Solarization can be combined with many other chemical or non-chemical alternatives to afford integrated pest and diseases management or improve plant yield. Calcium cyanamide (CaCN2) is a fertilizer used…

Yara and Nel collaborate to produce carbon free hydrogen for fertilizer production

In an agreement signed today, Yara and Nel confirm their shared ambition of developing clean hydrogen which would allow Yara to realize low carbon footprint fertilizer production. The project is based on Nel’s development of new water electrolyzer technology that will be tested at Yara’s existing plant…

Effect of organic fertilizer on growth and nutrient leachate profile of greenhouse cucumber

Fertility management of seedlings and transplants is considered a key challenge in organic greenhouse production. This study was conducted to determine the response of greenhouse-grown cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and nutrient release profile to two organic fertilizers and their combinations applied at three…

"Less guessing, more precision fertilization"

Measuring is knowing, but does the grower also know what happens in the water in between nutrient measurements, and so what happens indirectly with his cultivation? Actually no, but that is the direction to take when growers want to continue optimising. Measuring a lot more is therefore important and…

Improving strawberry yields with biostimulants

Biostimulants are beneficial microorganisms or substances that can be used in crop production to improve plants' immune responses and their ability to perform well under biotic and abiotic stresses. Biostimulants induce plant resistance to stress factors through systemic acquired resistance or induced…

Horticultural specialist talks about the best growing media for peppers

In the following video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about different ways to produce peppers and what growing media are best to grow peppers. He discusses various different ways of growing peppers and which Pro-Mix growing media can be used for the best effects. He also gives some…


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