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Five tips on managing irrigation reservoirs

Mohammad Yazdi from Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources presents five tips for designing and managing irrigation reservoirs based on his research with James Owen (USDA-ARS), Steve Lyon (OSU), and Sarah White (Clemson University) in a new YouTube video.  The video is hosted by…

Evaluation of Technosols constructed with excavation debris for greenhouse production of ornamental plants

This study examined the construction of purpose-designed Technosols from construction waste as substrates in the production of ornamental plants. The evaluated treatments were as follows: (CCW) 40% concrete waste, 30% compost, 30% wood chips; (ECW) 40% excavation waste, 30% compost, 30% wood chips; and…

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Nutrient accumulation and environmental risks of biosolids and different fertilizers on horticultural plants

In this study, the effects of different concentration proportions of biosolids (0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20%) in soils on the growth performance, nutrient contents, and toxicity performance of three ornamental species - Ixora chinensis, Schefflera heptaphylla, and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - were studied.…

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Fertilizer management and plant nutrition guide

Fertilizer management and plant nutrition are key aspects that need to be learned when working with hydroponic systems. In order to get the benefits from nutrient management, we need to understand plant nutrition and at least basic chemistry to be able to adjust nutrient recipes. Hort Americas comes with…

Enhanced growth of Hydrangea macrophylla under normal and high pH

Hydrangea macrophylla is a popular perennial ornamental shrub commercially grown as potted plants, landscape plants, and cut flowers. In the process of reproduction and production of ornamental plants, the absorption of nutrients directly determines the value of the ornamental plants. Hydrangea…

FloraLife offers liquid sachets on string for use on FreshSealer bouquet taping equipment

FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, announces the availability of its liquid sachets on string for FreshSealer automated taping and application equipment. The product is available in Europe/UK. All formulations of FloraLife’s liquid sachet packets, including FloraLife Express Universal, are…

Omex Agrifluids at Growtech Eurasia

Wide range of specialty fertilizers to be presented

“Our liquid and soluble powder products can be used in the widest range of farming systems across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia,” says Peter Prentis, who is the Managing Director at Omex Agrifluids. The designer and manufacturer of specialty fertilizers will be exhibiting at Growtech…

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How biostimulants can help plant growth

Biostimulants are being increasingly used by growers to give them an edge in plant growth. By definition, a biostimulant is any substance or microorganism that is applied to crops in order to enhance nutrient intake. Examples of biostimulants include seaweed and plant extracts, phosphite, humic and…


Fertiliser market price rise: wait or buy now?

High energy prices are affecting many companies and large factories cannot escape them either. Fertilizer producer Yara explains what the consequences are, not only of the high gas price, but also of a long-standing shortage of raw materials. What everyone wants to know in the meantime: is it better to…

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New study identifies genes that enable plants to grow with less fertilizer

Machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence used to detect patterns in data, can pinpoint "genes of importance" that help crops grow with less fertilizer, according to a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded study published in Nature Communications. It can also predict additional traits in…

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