Plant Nutrition

Locus Agriculture expands biologicals line

Locus Agriculture has expanded its biological line. The move comes as rising prices and fertilizer availability threaten crop productivity and profitability, U.S. farmers are turning to new biologicals. Biologicals can significantly boost return on investment... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

New homogeneous granular fertilizer released by Timac Agro

A new homogeneous granular fertilizer released by Timac Agro is designed to improves crop performance, profitability and sustainability. From crop nutrition manufacturer Timac Agro USA and Rainbow Plant Food, BLUE is an ammoniated, homogeneous granular... more »

Florida watermelon growers benefit from UF disease, nutrient info

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Crop nutrition provider Lucent Bio gains patent approval for fertilizer system

Crop nutrition provider Lucent Bio has received patent approval for a new biodegradable nutrient delivery technology that enables sustainable agriculture practices. Using water-insoluble biopolymers, the patented technology (US Patent No. 11,691,928) fundamentally reimagines the delivery... more »

Varieties, pests, to be discussed at MSU Blueberry Pre-harvest Meeting

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and Michigan Farming Systems will discuss blueberry varieties, pest control and other issues at the 2023 Blueberry Pre-harvest Meeting. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern June... more »

Coast-to-coast research battles fire blight in apples, pears

Fire blight can cripple apple production and kill young trees. The disease is also difficult to control. Researchers at Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural and Extension Research Center in Winchester, Virginia, are studying... more »

Seminar addresses fire blight pruning and sanitation

Washington State University Extension is presenting a webinar on fire blight pruning and sanitation. The June 13 session is part of a series of updates on a national research project on fire blight in Michigan,... more »

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