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Study on using fish waste for aquaponic growth system

A current challenge for sustainable aquaculture is how to increase the quantities of farmed fish while also reducing waste products that can lead to the accumulation of harmful fish sludge. New research aims to understand how this fish waste can be treated for use in aquaponics systems, by removing…

Study on new generation of coated fertilizers to reduce leaching of mineral nutrients and N2O emissions

The increased use of fertilizers in agriculture and forest and horticulture nurseries contributes to the pollution of water resources and greenhouse gas emissions. The…

Beer waste creates safer crop protection against nematodes

A new study looks at organic byproducts from beer production as well as manure generated by farmlands as a potential strategy in disinfesting soils, while also preserving healthy soil with microorganisms, and eventually increase crop yields. This marks the latest attempt to both reduce waste from…

Bluestim launched in UK to help plants cope with stress

Biobest UK has launched a new osmoregulator to help optimize marketable yields of high value crops by protecting plants from environmental stresses. “After a foliar application of Bluestim® it has been scientifically proven that plants are less susceptible to issues such as blossom end rot, cracking and…

Nano trace elements advantages: stronger plants and sustainable use

Hortus recently entered into an exclusive partnership with B+H Solutions GmbH for the sale and distribution of Nano trace elements. "Nano trace elements strengthen plants, making them stronger and more resilient, and rendering a better structure and produce a greater yield per square meter. Nano trace…

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Kula Bio closes $10 million seed round

Improving traditional fertilizers to supportsoil-friendly farming

Kula Bio, a provider of sustainable nitrogen solutions, announced that it has closed a $10 million seed round. The round was led by Collaborative Fund with participation from prominent environmental funds. Kula Bio makes Kula-N, a nitrogen biofertilizer that helps farmers maintain yield and reduce…

Financial benefits of sourcing minerals from food waste

The use of food waste in soilless farms continues to emerge as a critical path to controlling and managing hydroponic cost. It also promises to deliver greater resource efficiency and a high waste-to-value ratio compared to mineral salts. And while this hasn’t always been the case, soilless farms now…

US (TX): DFW Airport is turning passengers’ food into fertilizer to achieve carbon neutrality

According to airport calculations, DFW's terminals generate about 32,000 tons of solid waste a year. And the airport says about a quarter of that trash is organic waste, or food, which isn’t really waste.“Food is the single largest item in the American waste stream,” said Lauren Clarke, founder and CEO…

Study on differences in pollination efficiency among three bee species in blueberry greenhouse

Different pollinators exhibit different adaptability to plants. This study compares the performance in visiting frequency and pollination efficiency among three bee pollinators (Bombus Terrestris, Apis cerana, and Apis mellifera) on greenhouse-grown northern highbush ‘Bluecrop’ blueberry plants and…

Study on uses of urban waste digestates on stimulation of hydroponically grown tomato

One strategy to re-use solid urban wastes is the production of energy by anaerobic digestion. This process also generates high volume of digestates, which are frequently…

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Drinking liquid chlorophyll new internet trend

Ever thought of drinking liquid chlorophyll, the substance giving plants their green pigment? No? Then you're probably not on TikTok, as it is one of the latest trends on the platform.  #chlorophyll has reached over 200 million views. Users claim drinking a concentrated form of the naturally derived substance…

Making fertilizers based on water and air

Using nitrogen and oxygen to clean water, and then using the new compounds as fertilizer. It sounds too good to be true, but the company VitalFluid developed a method that makes it possible. The Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research is investigating…

Study on the effect of sewage sludge on a zucchini plantation

Italian zucchini is an important crop due to its short cycle, high productivity, and great market acceptance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the emergence and…

Tree-fungus supplement could reduce fertilizer use in tomato crops

Although Ceriporia lacerata fungus causes tree wood to rot, it also has a good side. According to a new study, adding the fungus to agricultural soil allows tomatoes to be…


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