Soil Nutrition

Brandt acquires retail agronomy company Morton Fertilizer

BRANDT, a retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, recently acquired a retail agronomy company, Morton Fertilizer, with full-service locations in Wyanet, Illinois and Grand Mound, Iowa, according to a news... more »

OFRF and FFAR announce grants to advance soil health research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will award three grants to researchers in California, Pennsylvania and Texas to bolster soil health by developing innovative organic strategies for controlling weeds, pests,... more »

Soil Health Center goes virtual at Empire Farm Days

When this year’s annual Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online due to COVID-19, organizers of the trade show’s Soil Health Center quickly transformed it... more »

New VitTellus BioSM Soil Health Test available

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. announced July 7 the launch of VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test for the agriculture industry that quantifies soil microbial populations which support improved soil health and greater crop productivity.... more »

It’s time to evaluate the nutritional status of fruit trees

Unlike agronomic or most vegetable crops, orchards are perennials. Therefore, they can potentially take up soil-applied/supplied nutrients at any time of the year if conditions are favorable. Collecting leaf tissue for determining deficient or excessive... more »

Colorado building statewide Soil Health Program, welcomes farm participation

June 23 marked the second annual National Soil Health Day, and the one year anniversary of the Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils (CCHS), a farmer- and rancher-led coalition, created in part to maximize participation by... more »

Agricultural Solutions LLC has new ownership

Plant City, Florida-based Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness that develops sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced June 1 that it has ended its financial partnership with Intergro... more »

Wilbur-Ellis Co. launches two new potassium fertilizer technologies

Wilbur-Ellis announced May 14 the launch of two new potassium fertilizer technologies, Till-It Kompound  and Foli-Gro Kilo. These highly soluble, carbon-based potassium fertilizers drive bio-activation in soil or as a foliar-applied product.Foli-Gro Kilo is a... more »

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