Fertilizers

Effective and precise fertilizing - it's all on the label

Every grower knows that the key to healthy plants is in the soil through the nutrients. A plant requires sixteen different minerals and nutrients that can be obtained primarily through the soil – with a few coming from the air collected during natural plant processes. More times than not, the soil needs…

"India’s greenhouse cropping sector and market is growing fast"

Think of a crop and you will find it growing somewhere in India, a country that occupies a massive land area over broad bands of latitude and longitude and with a corresponding wide range of climate, weather patterns and soil systems. And ‘serviced’ by a plant nutrition specialist company with such depth…

Giving soft fruit production a boost

With more sophisticated horticultural practices being adopted, the use of foliar nutrition and biostimulant products is rising. Foliar nutrition is becoming the cornerstone of a good IPM system, which is now commonplace for most growers, meaning waste is minimised and quality is improved – equalling…

Nitrogen nutrition optimization in organic greenhouse tomato through the use of "green manure"

In a recent study, in addition to farmyard manure, cowpea was applied as green manure and faba bean as an intercrop in an organic greenhouse tomato crop, aiming to increase…

Silicon compensates phosphorus deficit-induced growth inhibition in tomato

Phosphorus deficiency in soils is a major problem for sustainable crop production worldwide. Silicon is a beneficial element that can promote plant growth, development and responses to stresses. However, the effect of silicon on tomato growth, photosynthesis and mineral uptake under phosphorus deficit…

BVB Substrates and Mertens expand partnership to German market

BVB Substrates has been producing substrates for the world market for over 100 years. BVB Substrates has also acquired a good position on the German market over the years. To further strengthen this position in Germany, BVB Substrates and horticultural supplier Mertens have extended their intensive…

Appropriate ammonium-nitrate ratio improves nutrient accumulation and fruit quality in pepper

Ammonium and nitrate are the two forms of inorganic nitrogen essential for physiological and biochemical processes in higher plants, but little is known about how the…

Canada's fertilizer industry ready to work with minority government

Fertilizer Canada congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the newly elected Liberal minority government. Canada's fertilizer industry stands ready to work with all…

Uralchem to build complex for fertilizer production in Angola

Within the framework of the Russia – Africa Economic forum, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between URALCHEM and Grupo Opaia SA which provides the creation of a joint ammonia and urea production complex. The ceremony was attended by Dmitry Konyaev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of…

UK: Garden Organic lobbies to make voluntary peat reduction targets mandatory

Garden Organic have launched a new campaign which aims to end the use of peat in horticulture. To date over 95% of the UK’s peat bogs have been degraded or lost. This wipes out ecosystems - including wild areas that are home to plants, birds and insects, and also increases carbon emissions. As part of…

Analysis of nutrient variations in electrical conductivity-based closed-loop soilless culture systems

In closed-loop soilless culture systems, variation in nutrients can lead to instability in the nutrient management and forced discharge of nutrients and water. Total nutrients absorbed by plants are replenished in an electrical conductivity-based closed-loop system, and fluctuation in electrical…

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…


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