Fertilizers

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…

Kenya: "Crisis looms in flower farms as fertilizer shortage bites"

A crisis is looming in the flower sector in Kenya over the shortage of essential fertilizers, putting thousands of jobs in the industry at a risk. According to the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) Chief Executive Officer Clement Tulezi, the problem has worsened over the last five months, with efforts by the umbrella flower body…

Gregor Ziegler GmbH acquires big-bale press for wood fibre logistics

"Much wood fibre in a small space"

Efficient space utilisation and improvement of the CO2 balance – this is the motto of the newest acquisition of Gregor Ziegler GmbH. By means of a new, powerful big-bale press, the Timpor wood fibre can, as of now, be compressed to pallets for space saving transport. Thus, the medium-sized wood fibre…

Kenya: Small fertiliser factory takes on the big boys

Heaps of cow dung drawn from cattle ranches and farms in parts of Laikipia County is what hit you as you enter Mr Kuria Kiboi’s farm. There are also mountains of chicken, goat and rabbit waste. Mr Kiboi’s business is to turn the waste into manure. He is the founder of Agri-Flora Organic Fertiliser Company in Nyahururu…

Chrysal introduces sustainable flower food sachets

We have all seen the headlines about the huge environmental problems caused by single use plastic. Chrysal is now introducing a sustainable flower food sachet. This powder sachet is made of industrial compostable material. This means the packaging is compostable under high temperatures and will result in…

Kenya: Fertilizer prices up on port delays

Producers are paying a steep price following delayed clearance of 2,000 tonnes of calcium and potassium nitrate fertiliser at the Mombasa Port, hurting horticultural and flower production. Kenya Flower Council (KFC) chief executive Clement Tulezi said importers are charging Sh65,000 a tonne compared to the usual…

TerraVesco Vermicompost now available in Canada

A.M.A. announces the arrival of TerraVesco Vermicompost at their warehouse. Coincidentally, this product has just been OMRI Listed for organic agriculture in Canada. TerraVesco Vermicompost has been produced for more than twenty years in Sonoma, CA. The primary input is organic dairy manure, which is pre-composted to eliminate…

Kenya: Exports likely to dip due to fertilizer shortage

Kenya's horticultural exports in 2018 is expected to decline as compared to last year due to the ongoing fertilizer shortage, the industry said on Friday. Jane Ngige, coordinator of Kenya Horticulture Council (KHC), told Xinhua in Nairobi that implementation of new rules for the inspection of fertilizer imports have…

"Economic benefits with CO2 foliar spray integrated into irrigation booms"

CO2 GRO announces additional scientific evidence of superior plant leaf surface CO2 conductance results using dissolved CO2 foliar spray versus CO2 gassing. Dr. Matt Julius of St. Cloud State University has proven that dissolved CO2 conductance on the top surface of a lettuce leaf is essentially the same…

US: MycoApply Ultrafine Endo now available in 1 lb. bags

With demand for its flagship suspendable powder mycorrhizal inoculant on the rise, Mycorrhizal Applications has responded by adding a new offering to its line of professional soil health products. As of September 1, 2018, MycoApply Ultrafine Endo is now available in convenient and cost-effective 1 lb.…

Irish fertilizer company enjoys rapid expansion in the UK

Since entering the UK market in the summer of 2018, an Irish fertiliser company has seen a rapid growth in sales to UK garden centres. Established as one of Ireland’s foremost suppliers of seaweed fertiliser, The Fast Grow Fertiliser company now have in excess of 80 garden retail outlets stocking their…


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