Fertilizers

Pursell Agri-Tech and Plant Products team up

Innovative new controlled release fertilizer for the Canadian market

Pursell Agri-Tech and Plant Products have entered into a supply and distribution agreement for the Eastern Canadian market. The addition of PurKote to Plant Products’…

"Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change"

The UK’s peatlands are making a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions because of the way they are managed, a major new study has shown. Peatlands occupy 12% of the UK’s land area and store vast quantities of carbon. Healthy peatlands capture carbon dioxide (CO­ 2 ) from the atmosphere and…

Nutrient monitoring of fuchsia

Fuchsia requires low to medium fertility levels between 100 and 200 ppm N. Optimal substrate pH values for fuchsia range from 5.5 to 6.2. Fuchsias can develop both low and high substrate pH disorders. If the substrate pH drifts lower than 5.5, iron (Fe) and manganese accumulate at toxic levels and are observed as lower leaf…

Kenya government apologizes to flower industry for delayed fertilizer clearance process

The Kenya flower industry heads have lauded the government’s move to expedite clearance of fertilizer at the port of Mombasa by reducing the number of clearing agents to four, ensuring that the agricultural inputs get to market in time. by Bob Koigi - bobkoigi@gmail.com This, following complaints from…

Nutrient monitoring of dusty miller

Dusty miller requires low to medium fertility levels between 100 and 200 ppm N. Insufficient fertility results in lower leaf reddening and stunted plants. Optimal substrate pH values range from 5.5 to 6.2. Substrate pH values above 6.5 inhibit iron uptake, leading to symptoms of interveinal chlorosis…

Video: Organic growing medium for seed germination and plug production

In this video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about the OMRI-Listed PRO-MIX PG Organik general purpose organic growing medium for the production of organic greenhouse crops such as vegetable & herbs, small fruit crops, flowering plants and more. It is recommended for seed germination and…

The influence of biochar and solid digestate on rose-scented geranium

In recent years, biochar has generated global interest in the areas of sustainable agriculture and climate adaptation. The main positive effects of biochar were observed to be the most remarkable when nutrient-rich feedstock was used as the initial pyrolysis material (i.e., anaerobic digestate). In a new…

"Naturally occurring microorganisms can assist in nutrient uptake and reduce plant stress"

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, a division of Compass Minerals, and Marrone Bio Innovations have formed a collaboration to develop new specialty plant nutrient products…

How Biofungicide can help commercial growers

In this video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel explains how PRO-MIX's active ingredients Biofungicide help you get better plant resistance to pathogens such as Pythium, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia. Biofungicide is natural, non GMO bacterium from soil called Bacillus subtilis, MBI600: Guaranteed spore…

Kenya: Fertilizer imports decline by 26% in 2018

Fertilizer imports to Kenya dropped by 25.9 percent last year, which is expected to hurt food and cash crop production amid tightening supply. Statistics released by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) show Kenya imported 4.42 million bags last year to settle for 632,074 metric tonnes less than a…

Ion-specific cultivation with sensors and Basis for Fertilization Advice

"Precision fertilization is improving"

Precise fertilization that meets the needs of the crop requires two things: you have to know the optimal fertilization of the crop, and you require a continuous insight in the actual fertilization condition. In both fields important steps are being taken at the moment. The project Ion-specific…

Video: A general purpose growing medium

In this video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about the PRO-MIX LP15 Mycorrhizae general purpose growing medium for the production of flowering plants, perennials, mums, vegetables, small fruits and more. He also explains how the active ingredient Mycorrhizae can: Improve fertilizer uptake,…

Vietnam: Largest bio-organic fertiliser plant in northern region opens

Ho Chi Minh City-based Que Lam Group has inaugurated its bio-organic fertiliser plant, built at a cost of 500 billion VND (21.54 million USD), in the northern province of Vinh Phuc. The plant - the largest of its kind in the north - provides 250,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser each year. (Photo:…

Nutrient monitoring of Cleome, Heliotrope, Oregano, Scaevola, Thyme, and Verbena

A new e-GRO Nutritional Monitoring Alert focuses on cleome, heliotrope, oregano, scaevola, thyme, and verbena production. Six new nutrient monitoring publications are…

Video: Everything you need to know about Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae is a fungal organism, Glomus Intraradices, that was extracted from the soil. It is not genetically modified and is therefore entirely natural. In this video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about one of the active ingredients contained in PRO-MIX growing media: Mycorrhizae. You…

Air porosity: What is it and how important is it?

Most commercially produced growing media are composed of a combination of one or more components, such as sphagnum peat moss, perlite or pumice type materials, coir, bark or wood products, vermiculite and other materials, to produce distinct physical properties that will provide the plant with the best…


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