Fertilizers

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…

"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…

Testing for better crop monitoring with tomato plants

Researchers assessed the discriminative strength of three different satellite spectral settings (HyspIRI, the forthcoming Landsat 9 and Sentinel 2-MSI), in mapping tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Linnaeus) plants grown under hydroponic system, using human-excreta derived materials (HEDM), namely, anaerobic…

David Marks, Levity CropScience:

"Improved shelf-life and stronger yields for strawberries and lettuces"

Bilsborrow based Levity CropScience has presented its latest research at a horticulture conference in the Estonian city of Tartu. The conference was organised by the Nordic Association of Agricultural Science, and was called the 'NJF Conference on Horticulture'. The conference was attended by several…

Considering mixing your own fertilizer solutions?

Mixing your own fertilizer solutions might seem like a daunting task at first. But once you understand some fertilizer basics you’ll realize it’s not that hard to do. One of the biggest benefits of mixing your own fertilizer solutions is the amount of money you’ll save. Another benefit of mixing your own…

Pursell Agri-Tech and Plant Products team up

Innovative new controlled release fertilizer for the Canadian market

Pursell Agri-Tech and Plant Products have entered into a supply and distribution agreement for the Eastern Canadian market. The addition of PurKote to Plant Products’…

Biostimulants application in horticultural crops under abiotic stress conditions

Abiotic stresses strongly affect plant growth, development, and quality of production; final crop yield can be really compromised if stress occurs in plants’ most sensitive phenological phases. Additionally, the increase of crop stress tolerance through genetic improvements requires long breeding…

Sustainable agronomic strategies for enhancing the yield and nutritional quality of wild tomato

Urbanization and global climate change have constrained plant development and yield. Utilization of wild gene pool, together with the application of sustainable and eco-friendly agronomic crop improvement strategies, is being focused on to tackle mounting food insecurity issues. In this aspect, the green…

"Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change"

The UK’s peatlands are making a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions because of the way they are managed, a major new study has shown. Peatlands occupy 12% of the UK’s land area and store vast quantities of carbon. Healthy peatlands capture carbon dioxide (CO­ 2 ) from the atmosphere and…

Australia: Incitec Pivot Fertilisers steps up in horticulture

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is aiming for growth in the horticulture market, with two key appointments to marketing and agronomy roles to support horticultural growers and their dealers. Alexander Papas is enjoying meeting growers and dealers in his role as segment manager for horticulture and sugar, like…

Is adding fertigation to your growing mix right for you?

AgTech is revolutionizing the way crops are grown the world over, both in indoor and traditional environments. The ability to control environmental factors and agricultural processes with extreme precision leads to better crop yields, better resource management, lower costs, and improved environmental…

Improving tomato yield with nutrient materials containing microbial and botanical biostimulants

There has been a growing interest in recent years in exploring the potential of biostimulants in crop production. Biostimulants are mineral, botanical, or microbial materials that stimulate natural processes in plants, help them tolerate biotic and abiotic stressors, and improve crop growth and health.…

Carbon Gold’s biochar first to receive RHP approval for Dutch commercial horticulture

Carbon Gold’s Soil Improver is the first biochar product to receive approval for use in the RHP growing systems. RHP, the organisation that assures the quality and security of…

US (DE): UD-developed beneficial bacteria part of BASF product for soil

UD-developed beneficial bacteria part of BASF product for soil. Commercializing a product often takes years, with no guarantee of success. It starts with an idea, but requires many minds — and hands — to make its way from the lab bench into products that serve the public. At the University of Delaware,…


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