Plant Nutrition

Smartphones and artificial intelligence to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Lyra offers 3-in-1 nutrient management and biostimulant for specialty crops

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has introduced Lyra, a premium nutrient management tool for fertigated specialty crops. According to a news release, Lyra offers a patent-pending combination of Verdesian’s co-polymer technology for season long... more »

‘Calcium conundrum’ addressed as carrot growers tackle cavity spot

A quarter of a teaspoon of calcium per acre: all that’s needed to reduce susceptibility to cavity spot in carrots. Yet calcium applications of several times that rate still fail to control the disease. Now... more »

Azotic North America adds John Squire to lead its agronomic programs

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Azotic North America has added John Squire to lead its agronomic programs in the United States and Canada. Squire brings decades of experience and deep expertise in crop science to helping farmers... more »

‘Finding Common Ground in Cover Crops’ theme of virtual Midwest conference

“Finding Common Ground in Cover Crops” is the theme of the 2021 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference. The virtual conference, Feb. 23-25, kicks off with updates from cover crop specialists in the council’s 12 Midwestern... more »

$13M in tax credits for water, sustainability available to Pennsylvania farmers

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reminds farmers to apply by March 1 for $13 million in tax credits for measures to improve soil and water quality. Tax credits are... more »

Efforts to conserve soil, improve water quality pegged in Virginia farm survey

Farm operators in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed region now have the opportunity to highlight contributions to conserve soil and improve water quality. During the development of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), farmers noted... more »

Modern labs to provide space, facilities for BioConsortia’s growing R&D team

BioConsortia, a microbial solutions company that improves plant phenotypes and increase crop yields with reduced chemical and fertilizer inputs, is announcing an expansion of its R&D laboratories and team with a new, state-of-the-art facility in... more »

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