Fertilizers

Qatar: Greenhouse fertigation workshop draws 20 agronomists and farm managers

Qatar Fertiliser Company (Qafco), Agrico and Yara International jointly conducted a ‘Greenhouse Fertigation' workshop for 20 experienced agronomists and farm managers from Qatar at the Hydroponic Trial and Demonstration Centre in Al Khor recently. The workshop was one of the initiatives undertaken in…

What’s biochar? How to stabilize carbon in your soil

Biochar, otherwise known as charcoal, is an age-old method of increasing soil health. Learn more about the science and how to make your own biochar from expert Kai Hoffman-Krull. The question of growing food in changing climate is one we all need to be asking. We all eat. Predictions illustrate that…

Influence of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles on germination and plant metabolism of tomato

The Nutrient Use Efficiency in intensive agriculture is lower than 50% for macronutrients. This feature results in unsustainable financial and environmental costs. Nanofertilizers are a promising application of nanotechnology in agriculture. The use of nanofertilizers in an efficient and safe manner…

GME and CSPMA sign Memorandum of Agreement

During a bilateral meeting in Brussels, the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) and Growing Media Europe (GME) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on their future cooperation. Jointly representing the Canadian and the European growing media industry, the associations commit to promoting…

Prohexadione-calcium application affects growth of Maehyang strawberry

Strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) is an important horticultural crop that is vegetatively propagated using runner plants. To achieve massive production of runner plants, it is important to transfer the assimilation products of the mother plant to the runner plants, and not to the runner itself.…

AgroCares signs partnership with Concentric Ag

"Our customers will have actionable data on their smartphones within minutes"

AgroCares CEO Henri Hekman and CCO Rob Beens signed a partnership with Concentric, one of the biggest developers of biological and plant nutrients inputs in Canada, during the Agri Food-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco (19-20 March 2019). As a result of this partnership, Concentric Ag Corporation…

Mangalitza pigs clean out greenhouse

Mangalitza pigs which plough your entire greenhouse, it sounds like a horror scenario for a grower. But not for a Dutch grape nursery, where three of these woolly pigs completely clean out the vegetable garden greenhouse, while their excrement provides fertile soil for the next cultivation. Check the…

Peter Klein, Biota Nutrients:

"Organic fertilizer becomes license to produce"

Producers should switch to organic fertilizers of their own accord rather than waiting for it to be imposed by the market, according to Peter Klein, director and owner of Biota Nutrients BV. This way growers can invest in a sustainable future in a timely manner, so that their products remain interesting…

New AgroCares portal

Managing nutrient data 24/7

Managing nutrient data 24/7, to follow trends and to gather more insight into nutrient data: a new AgroCares portal makes it possible. The AgroCares Web Portal gives customers 24/7 access to their data collected with the AgroCares Scanner or the AgroCares Lab-in-a-Box for animal feed and soil analysis. The portal has a number…

K is for Cucumbers

Cucumber plants, like all plants, require all the essential elements to complete its life cycle. However, cucumber plants are particularly “hungry” for potassium (K), they need more potassium than nitrogen to result in high yields. by Rosa Raudales & Richard McAvoy - greenhouse@uconn.edu In this e-GroEdible Alert, we cover…

UK: Sodium free and enhanced solubility formulation

Solufeed TEC (Trace Element Compound) was developed many years ago to provide growers with an effective, convenient and one-stop source of all six micronutrients. The product…

"Stop nitrogen overdose in soilless tomato to promote fruit quality"

Precision horticulture is fundamental to ensure high quality production with a minimal environmental footprint. It offers the possibility to manage climatic and fertilization inputs closer to the plant needs. In practice, there is a tendency to over‐fertilize, as nitrogen limitation can decrease…

Vegetal-derived biostimulant enhances adventitious rooting in cuttings

Plant-derived protein biostimulants exhibit hormone-like activities promoting plant growth and yield, yet detailed investigations on hormonal function have remained limited. A…

Increasing the efficiency of each foliar application

ICL Specialty Fertilizers introduces new portfolio of innovative liquid foliar fertilizers: Agroleaf Liquid. The new products provide the benefits of next generation liquid foliar fertilizers with F3 SurfActive Technology. The technology enables better spreading, better adhesiveness and better retention…

"Tomatoes grow well on sugar beets' waste water"

Sugar beets are turned into sugar, but because a sugar beet consists of water for 75%, a lot of residual water remains after production. This water, which would normally be drained, will get a new destination in the greenhouse horticulture area Nieuw Prinsenland in the Netherlands. Suiker Unie captured…

Dutch growers talk about plant resistance, performance, and nutrients in Almeria

On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday January 23, 2019, eight companies from the Dutch tomato industry visited the greenhouse area in Almería, southern Spain. Directed by Alltech Crop Science, which organized the two-day trip, the present day challenges were discussed, as well as solutions for the future. Jacco…

Online service for growers and agronomy experts aims to optimize fertilization programs

Haifa launches NutriNet, an online expert system which aims to support and optimize the process of creating customized fertilization programs. The service is free of charge for users. The new NutriNet platform was developed at the Haifa Group Innovation Center. It incorporates plant nutrition related…


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