Fertilizers

US: Overview of plant growth regulators for greenhouse production

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) applied to greenhouse crops can suppress or promote growth, increase branching, or promote or delay flowering. To produce high-quality compact flowering plants proportional to container size, growers can use non-chemical and chemical methods. A new article from Michigan State University provides…

Kenya: 1,000-tonne fertiliser for flowers stuck at the port

More than 1,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser meant for flowers are stuck at Mombasa port awaiting clearance by the government’s multi-agency team. The consignment cannot be released until a team headed by Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo clears it. Fertiliser suppliers said the delay could upset flower exporters’ plans for…

Kenya: Exporters shake off fertiliser delays to meet flower demand

Kenyan flower companies are meeting the current high demand for flowers despite experiencing fertiliser delays last year. The first quarter of every year is the peak season for flowers in Europe and Kenyan exporters, the biggest supplies to the region, pull out all stops to meet the demand. There were fears that this year the…

US: A versatile combination of endo- and ectomycorrhizal fungi

Mycorrhizal Applications continues to refine their line of professional soil health products with the addition of MycoApply Ultrafine Endo/Ecto. This new product has been developed in response to the popularity of MycoApply Ultrafine Endo, and introduces the addition of ectomycorrhizal fungi, in order to…

Ethiopia: Fuel briquettes from rose residue

Inspirational cases from the Dutch agrofood sector were recently presented in a meeting at Wageningen campus, co-hosted by the Dutch TopSectors Agri & Food respectively…

Calathea grower opts for residue-free solutions

When insecticides for combatting thrips no longer worked, plant cultivation and propagation company Damsigt considered discontinuing their most successful variety - Calathea zebrina. Fortunately, the combination of predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii with Nutrimite feed brought results. “Thrips is now…

Sally Wilkinson, Levity CropScience:

"Growers can use less fertiliser but achieve greater results"

Levity CropScience has published its latest research on how nitrogen affects the growth of plants. The research, published in the Journal of Horticulture and Post Harvest Research, utilised Levity’s ‘LimiN’ technology, present in its Lono product line. Carried out by Levity’s R&D team, the research illustrates how…

Uralchem reaches agreement with Zimbabwe

Uralchem, JSC and the Republic of Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of the Russian and Zimbabwean Presidents in the Kremlin, on 15 January 2019. Dmitry Mazepin, Board Chairman of Uralchem, Deputy Board Chairman of PJSC Uralkali and Perrance Shiri, the Minister of Foreign…

"Identify and categorize 100% of the microbes in a soil sample"

Sentinel Biologics, a microbial technology company serving the agricultural, environmental and energy industries, announced the launch of its new EcoBiome soil testing technology. “Conventional soil testing technologies are only capable of identifying and categorizing about five percent of the microbes in any…

New gel fertiliser for organic growing

DCM Viscotec Blue is a new, innovative liquid fertiliser authorised for use in organic agri- and horticulture. Its high nitrogen content (9% N), in combination with 5 % potassium (K2O), ensures a quick effect on the growth as well as on the colour of the plants. The highly soluble gel formulation…

Video: Finding the right fertilizer for your berries

There are several types of small fruits and berries that are produced in pot culture in commercial greenhouses or outdoors, like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel goes over the ideal PRO-MIX product to match your specific needs. For more information Premier Tech Horticulture Office 1, avenue…

Kenya: Fertilizer imports decline set to hit production

Fertilizer imports into Kenya dropped by 50 per cent in the last two quarters signaling lower production in the agricultural sector. The key ingredient in farming has dropped to 126,885…

CAN (ON): RootSmart field trials show healthier tree establishment

Ontario horticulture researchers continue to demonstrate the impact of RootSmart, a tree propagation tray that uses air pruning to promote healthier root structures in seedlings. A.M.A. Horticulture launched the RootSmart innovation at the Landscape Ontario Congress in 2018. Now one year later, ongoing field trials…

"Kenyan producers face New Year fertiliser test"

Kenya’s ability to feed itself continued to be tested last year with the challenges expected to spill over into 2019 as smooth flow of fertiliser in the market becomes critical in the February/March planting season. Importers represented by Fertiliser Association of Kenya chairman Eustace Muriuki and Kenya Flower Council…

The Soil Food Web for greenhouse production: bringing biology into the equation

"As an agronomist, a central question for me is always: what is soil?", Simon Neufeld, Chief Agronomist, Earth Alive Clean Technologies tells us. "Some people believe it’s just the stuff that holds roots in place. Others think of it as a nutrient storehouse and supplier. In fact, soil is a complete…

URALCHEM expands its presence in Africa

URALCHEM intends to expand cooperation with Kenya in the field of mineral fertiliser production. Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC URALCHEM, visited Nairobi on 1-2 December 2018, where he met with President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. The main objective of the two-day working trip of URALCHEM's management…


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