Soil Nutrition

Report analyzes farm bill impact on soil health

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e., 2018 Farm Bill) includes multiple changes to existing programs. New provisions provide additional incentives to farmers and ranchers to implement soil health-promoting practices such as cover crops and... 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 »

Intergro launches new line of bioenhancers

Agricultural Solutions, a subsidiary of Intergro, has launched a new portfolio of products. Registrations are being obtained in the U.S. for patent-pending microbial-based formulations that help improve soil and plant health, as well as stress... more »

Michigan firm thrives in soil health market

A growing compost business in Michigan sees its role as helping farmers grow more high-value fruit and vegetable crops. Morgan Composting’s headquarters sits on top of a hill in remote Sears, Michigan, where the family... more »

5 ways to tackle excessive fertilizer use identified

Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer helps feed around half of the world’s population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to it, leading to food insecurity,... more »

Plant regulator rulemaking draws comments from biostimulants industry

The U.S. EPA is considering heavier regulation of the biostimulants industry, and industry leaders gave them an earful in a formal comment period that recently ended. The agency collected comments on a draft document, “Guidance... more »

Composting techniques to be demonstrated at Dairy Doo event

An educational event will be held Saturday, August 3 at Morgan Composting in Sears, Michigan. Two tracks will be offered – one for homeowners and one for those involved in small or large farms. This... more »

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FGN February 2021

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