Soil Nutrition

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Agriculture’s tenuous relationship with global events, increasing input costs and competition posed by other growing regions were brought into focus at this year’s Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference. The March event at the University of... more »

Would blueberries benefit from more nitrogen?

It is soon time to apply nitrogen fertilizer to blueberries. Urea or ammonium sulfate are the recommended materials. Use urea if your soil pH is in the recommended range of 4.5 to 5.0 and use... more »

New findings show importance of microbial terroirs in winemaking

A team of researchers published new findings in “A global microbiome survey of vineyard soils highlights the microbial dimension of viticultural terroirs.” Authors include co-founder and CSO Alberto Acedo at Biome Makers Inc., Ignacio Belda... more »

Small wetlands adjacent to farms can reduce runoff

Wetlands built next to farms can dramatically reduce excess nutrients reaching vital waterways, according to a study. Crops need nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to grow and thrive. However, excess nutrients from farms can wash... more »

Corteva distributor for microbe-based nitrogen fixation product

Corteva Agriscience has been named the exclusive distributor of a nitrogen-fixation product for both specialty growers and row crop farmers by biotechnological company Symborg, the companies announced March 31. The agreement builds on established collaborations... more »

USDA to invest $250M in innovative American-made fertilizer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address rising costs, including the impact of Putin’s price hike on farmers, and spur competition. USDA will make available $250... more »

Syngenta brings sustainable ag standard to growers through mobile app

Syngenta, a Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) member, has announcedthe release of the Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard enabled through its Cropwise Sustainability app, a one-of-its-kind tool that places farm sustainability insights into... more »

Producers with crop insurance get premium for cover crops 

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the USDA if they planted cover crops during the 2022 crop year. To receive the benefit from this... more »

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