Plant Nutrition

USDA awards grants to boost U.S. fertilizer production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has received $3 billion in applications from more than 350 independent businesses for the first two rounds of a new grant program to add innovative domestic fertilizer production capacity. The... more »

Biologicals summit focuses on next-gen tools

A new event is designed to raise awareness of biological solutions that are available to fruit and vegetable growers to enhance soil and plant health. The Salinas Biological Summit is set for June 20-21, at... more »

Fertilizer group seeks ‘regulatory certainty’ from Congress

Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) testified Feb. 28 at the House Committee on Agriculture hearing, “Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture.” “Fertilizer is an essential tool for farmers to... more »

Indoor queen banking could help beekeepers deal with climate change

Indoor queen banking could help beekeepers deal with climate change Keeping queen bees chilled in indoor refrigeration units can make the practice of “queen banking” — storing excess queens in the spring to supplement hives... more »

Industry vet named new Jord BioScience CEO

Jord BioScience has named Keri Carstens as its new chief executive officer. An industry veteran, Carstens brings 15 years of agriculture industry experience to the position. Prior to Jord,... more »

Growers learn about adopting regenerative practices

Regenerative agriculture involves growing healthier plants through improving soil health to reduce pest and weed pressures. Participants in the Soilcraft Regenerative Agriculture conference Jan. 16-17 in Pasco, Washington, learned about tools they can use to... more »

Bayer, Kimitec partner to speed development of biologicals

Bayer and Kimitec have formed a partnership focused on accelerating the development and commercialization of biological crop protection solutions and biostimulants. As part of a global agreement, the companies will work together to advance and... more »

Valent Biosciences’ acquisition of FBSciences adds to biostimulant portfolio

Valent BioSciences LLC has acquired FBSciences Holdings Inc., a leader in the discovery and commercialization of naturally derived plant, soil, and climate health solutions. Valent Biosciences discovers, develops, and commercializes environmentally compatible technologies and products... more »

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