Fertilizers

Selecting and using plant growth regulators on floricultural crops

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are chemicals that are designed to affect plant growth and/or development. They are applied for specific purposes to elicit specific plant responses. Although there is much scientific information on using PGRs in the greenhouse, it is not an exact science. Achieving the…

Uralchem to build complex for fertilizer production in Angola

Within the framework of the Russia – Africa Economic forum, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between URALCHEM and Grupo Opaia SA which provides the creation of a joint ammonia and urea production complex. The ceremony was attended by Dmitry Konyaev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of…

Canada's fertilizer industry ready to work with minority government

Fertilizer Canada congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the newly elected Liberal minority government. Canada's fertilizer industry stands ready to work with all…

UK: Garden Organic lobbies to make voluntary peat reduction targets mandatory

Garden Organic have launched a new campaign which aims to end the use of peat in horticulture. To date over 95% of the UK’s peat bogs have been degraded or lost. This wipes out ecosystems - including wild areas that are home to plants, birds and insects, and also increases carbon emissions. As part of…

New biostimulant improves chlorophyll production

Maxstim, which originates from the UK, has proven to be a very effective biostimulant in crops like berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes), flowers (roses, alstroemeria, chrysanthemum), greenhouse crops (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers), agricultural crops (melons, potatoes, pumpkins) and…

Uralchem moves into retail segment with consumer fertilizers

Uralchem signed an agreement with Strada at the FlowersExpo in Moscow (September 10-12). The agreement will see the two companies working together on the development of the project “Small packaging”, aimed at meeting the demand of clients in the retail sector. The brand 'Joy', the trademark used by Strada…

How nanotechnology can help to improve soil quality

Stabilization of soil microorganisms for ideal settings for plant growth

Nanotechnology has become extremely important in many industries and floriculture is not an exception. It can be of great importance for the quality of soil, by stimulating microorganisms. “Mycorriza and Trichoderma fungi, and some Nitrogen fixing bacteria species are some examples of how the plants can…

"Peat is part of the answer"

Growing Media Europe (GME) participated in the CEO Meeting of the International Peatland Society (IPS) and the Baltic Peat Producers Forum (BPPF) 2019 held on 4-5 September in Palanga, Lithuania. Both events dealt, among other topics, with the overarching question of the future availability of peat as a highly valuable resource…

Calcium product introduced in Kenya for improved vaselife

At an event in Nakuru, Kenya, several growers, breeders and industry players got together, including Fontana, Bliss, Rosetto, United Selections, Expressions’s, Kimman, Black Tulip group, Mzurrie and Sian. The reason? To get to know more about the role of calcium in plant nutrition. Organized by Cosmocel and…

UK: GMA sets out road map timelines towards sustainable growing media

The Growing Media Association (GMA), a group of manufacturers and suppliers producing over 90% of growing media used in UK domestic and commercial sectors, continue to make…


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