Soil Nutrition

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 »

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »

Partnership addresses economics of soil health needs in agriculture

Management practices that improve soil health can be good for the farm and the environment, but farmers need information on economics when deciding whether to adopt these practices.  To address this critical issue, Cargill and... more »

Bio Huma Netics adds Rich Lamar to the Humic Research team

On May 1, 2019,  Richard Lamar joined Bio Huma Netics (BHN) as senior director of Humic Research. Lamar has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami, a M.S. in Forestry from Mississippi State... more »

University of California provides advice for nitrogen management

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »

Smart soil sensor technology launched

Teralytic, a manufacturer of wireless soil sensors has implemented  Semtech LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in its wireless sensor to detect nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (NPK) levels in soil to help farmers... more »


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