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First liters of organic Nitrate fertilizer delivered to Dutch growers

On September 17th in Westland, the heart of Dutch horticulture, the first 1000 liters of the GreenSwitch Original was delivered to Hoogeveen Plants, producer of garden plants in pots. The first Nitrate fertilizer from organic origin was brought to the Dutch soil to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in…

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Effect of biostimulant application on development of pansy seedlings

Pansy (Viola tricolor var. hortensis DC.) is a biennial large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a popular ornamental plant in urban green areas. The plants prefer sun and well-drained soil, but also tolerate low temperatures. The optimal time for transplanting pansy seedlings in outdoor beds is in…

What do organic fertilizers and residual streams contain?

The use of organic liquids seems to be increasing. These contain algae, seaweed, molasses (a residual product from the sugar industry), and other vegetable substances. Artificial fertilizers and urea are sometimes added. Urea is easily measured and directly feeds plants. So says Ines van Marrewijk of…

Troop Garden presents Nitrofix, a fertilizer composed of natural microorganisms

"Fixing nitrogen in plants naturally, with no environmental impact"

Troop Garden presents its most innovative product for the fertilization and care of plants. Within its range of biostimulants composed of natural microorganisms, Found Nitrofix, providing the plant with nitrogen obtained from the air. NitroFix is composed of the endophytive bacterium Methylobacterium…

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Study on fertilizers and agrochemicals used in Vietnam

A study by the Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi on the current situation of fertilizers and agrochemicals use in Vietnam and the potential market opportunities for the Dutch businesses.  Vietnam is an agricultural nation with a natural area of 33.1 million ha in the mainland, ranking the largest 65th in the world.…

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US (UT): Fertilizer startup raises $400K pre-seed

Krado is a Salt Lake City-based plant care startup using data from sensors, guidance from expert growers, and growing support (fertilizers, pest control, soil conditioners, etc.) sent to consumers’ doors. It’s also a startup that has seemingly cracked the code on winning pitch competitions. The company…

'It saved the farm' Cape hatchery turns fish waste into sustainable fertilizer

What saved Blue Stream Aquaculture Cape Cod from death-by-COVID was fish waste.  The 161-year-old West Barnstable trout hatchery, which raises brook, brown, rainbow, and tiger trout, saw its business nearly cut in half by the pandemic. The company’s primary business was stocking ponds for fishing derbies in…

Bokashi Composter Set to launch at Glee 2021

New interior composter for consumers to produce their own chemical-free nutrients

The official launch of the new Bokashi Composter will take place at Glee 2021, in just a few weeks time. This is an Interior container (composter) from the Plastia stable of home and garden products.  This processes organic waste which, with the help of fermentation bacteria, is converted into a fermented…

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Bloom boosters: putting the petal to the metal

Nothing is as sweet or as fragrant as a blooming flower. When blooms are the basis of a successful season, bigger, brighter, and more fragrant blooms sell. Every grower wants a successful harvest and even those that are satisfied with a yield would love to have better numbers. The success of a harvest…

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Study on plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria to improve performance of petunias

The production of greenhouse ornamentals relies on high fertilizer inputs to meet scheduling deadlines and quality standards, but overfertilization has negative environmental impacts. The goals of this study were to identify plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) that can improve greenhouse…

Plant booster and protection hits Spanish market

SIPCO Innovations is pleased to announce the launch of its new product Hyshield in Spain this August, in partnership with Hortitec. This European launch comes after the success of Hyshield™ in the North American market and the increasing demand for this product in the marketplace. Hyshield is derived from…

Effect of trichoderma and fertilization on the flowering of begonia × tuberhybrida ‘Picotee Sunburst’

The aim of the study was to assess the influence of Trichoderma spp. and different fertilization levels on the flowering and nutritional status of Begonia × tuberhybrida Voss.…


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