Fertilizers

Biostimulants improve the nutritional value of iceberg lettuce

Studies carried out by Tradecorp in various Iceberg lettuce orchards in the region of Murcia confirm that the use of biostimulants and soil activators, such as Actyvium,…

CAN (ON): Talking healthy roots with horticulture students

Tree propagation experts from A.M.A. and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre visited Niagara College and Guelph University in November to meet the next generation of top horticulture talent and discuss the science of healthy roots.  More than 100 horticulture students from Niagara College’s School of Environment and Horticulture…

The Soil Food Web for greenhouse production: bringing biology into the equation

"As an agronomist, a central question for me is always: what is soil?", Simon Neufeld, Chief Agronomist, Earth Alive Clean Technologies tells us. "Some people believe it’s just the stuff that holds roots in place. Others think of it as a nutrient storehouse and supplier. In fact, soil is a complete…

Growing Media Europe:

“New EU fertilizers regulation - Missed opportunity for the growing media industry?”

Growing media and soil improvers are currently produced exclusively under national law, which differs considerably from one Member State to the next. The members of Growing…

CAN (ON): Renewed partnership provides environmental, economic solutions for growers

The renewal of a partnership agreement between Fertilizer Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), the Ontario Agri Business Association (OABA), the Ontario Ministry of…

Reinvented toilet by Bill Gates 'makes' clean water and fertilizer

Fertilizing tomatoes by using the toilet?

When you hear the name Bill Gates, you'll probably think about computers and Microsoft, but not about toilets. Still, the billionaire is now bringing a 'reinvention' of the…

US (CA): $1.1 million for projects to improve agricultural fertilizer management and water quality

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) announced the award of over $1.1 million in grant funds to agricultural organizations and universities. These grants will fund six projects that will improve the efficiency and reduce the…

Qatar: International partnership throws weight behind test greenhouse

Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO), Agrico and Yara on 25 October 2018 signed a Cooperation Agreement to establish a Test Facility in Qatar to test greenhouse technologies, nutrient management and fertigation solutions with the aim of developing an appropriate hydroponics system best suited for the Qatari…

TerraVesco Vermicompost now available in Canada

A.M.A. announces the arrival of TerraVesco Vermicompost at their warehouse. Coincidentally, this product has just been OMRI Listed for organic agriculture in Canada. TerraVesco Vermicompost has been produced for more than twenty years in Sonoma, CA. The primary input is organic dairy manure, which is pre-composted to eliminate…

How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides. In a process the team has named the “rhizophagy cycle” (rhizophagy means root eating), bacteria and fungi…

US: MycoApply Ultrafine Endo now available in 1 lb. bags

With demand for its flagship suspendable powder mycorrhizal inoculant on the rise, Mycorrhizal Applications has responded by adding a new offering to its line of professional soil health products. As of September 1, 2018, MycoApply Ultrafine Endo is now available in convenient and cost-effective 1 lb.…

How biostimulants mediate plant growth promotion in tomato

The use of plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) as bio-effectors (BEs) to improve the nutrient acquisition of crops has a long history. However, limited reproducibility of the expected effects still remains a major challenge for practical applications. Based on the hypothesis that the expression of PGPM…

“Marketable yield growing thanks to biostimulants”

The Sylvar team is to bring the RhizoVital H42 biostimulant to the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. According to Colin Smith, agronomist with the company, it’s not the direct outrate that’s growing thanks to this new product, but the marketable yield. Biostimulants Biostimulants are gaining more and more traction in the horticultural industry…


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