Plant 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 »

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 »

Michigan State University researcher gets $9.8M to study low-moisture food safety

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Bradley Marks, professor and chair of... 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 »

Scientists peg plant protein’s role in cellular architecture, drought survival

A team of Washington State University scientists discovered how a little-understood plant protein guides development of tiny cellular structures that regulate the flow of sap from roots to shoots, revealing a potential way to help... 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 »

Heliae Agriculture positions regional sales manager in Kentucky

Gilbert, Arizona-based Heliae Agriculture continues to expand as it builds its efforts on promoting regenerative agriculture and soil health to the Delmarva, Kentucky and Carolina regions. Chris Templeton will work with distributors to implement the... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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