Plant Nutrition

N95 masks donated by Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Plant and soil service labs open during COVID-19 shutdowns

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies has new growers for West Coast expansion

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. on March 11 announced that it has closed three new grower deals with berry producers in Oregon and Washington states. According to a news release, these new customers will use... more »

Semios gets $75M in funding to expand large IoT network in agriculture

Semios, a precision farming platform for permanent crops, has raised $75 million U.S. in private equity funding to advance the development of its data-driven crop management solution. The financing was led by Morningside Group, a... more »

Newly formed Plant Response Biotech to offer biological products

Plant Response Biotech and Koch Biological Solutions, LLC. have combined operations to form Plant Response Biotech Inc. The new venture will leverage both companies’ complementary capabilities, assets and product offerings. Plant Response Biotech is a plant... more »

USDA surveying fruit growers about chemical use

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Olympia, Washington office said in a Sept. 9 press release it would soon begin surveying fruit growers in 12 states for its biennial Fruit Chemical Use Survey. This survey... more »

A&L to hold soil health symposiums in Michigan, Ontario

A&L Canada Laboratories will host free soil health symposiums for growers, retailers and agronomists later this month. The afternoon events will be held twice – in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept. 25, and in London, Ontario, on... more »

California fertilizer research conference planned

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) are planning a fertilizer research conference in late October, according to a press release.... more »


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