Plant Nutrition

$3M grant funds cover crop breeding for organic farmers

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable... more »

Novozymes, Anuvia Plant Nutrients bring bio-based nutrients to commercial ag

Novozymes, a biological solutions company, and Anuvia Plant Nutrients,  a plant nutrient firm, announced Oct. 6 that they have joined forces to develop a range of combined biotechnologies that will reduce the need for synthetic... more »

Farmers can get phosphorus reduction funds in Western Lake Erie Basin

Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin – including parts of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana – can earn money through a phosphorus load reduction pilot program. The “Phosphorus Load-Reduction Stimulation Program” (PLUS-UP) program, coordinated by... more »

$23M in funding to develop AI in agriculture secured by Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging, a precision farming provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their farming practices, announced Sept. 29 that it has raised $23 million in Series C funding with investments... more »

Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout

Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team. Plants have the ability to perceive drought. When they do, they emit... more »

Plant Response biologicals’ value shown in research

Plant Response Inc. announces new data demonstrating corn growers can realize economic returns prior to harvest and specialty growers can protect plants from abiotic stress. The scrutiny of product performance in-season is increasing with biologicals... more »

California Nutrient Management Conference registration open

Registration is now open for the 29th annual Nutrient Management Conference, hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program and Western Plant Health. This year’s FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference... more »

Valent, Kansas State University sign pact for soil health research initiative

Valent BioSciences LLC and Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, announced on Sept. 23 a formal long-term agreement to advance critical research in the areas of soil health and carbon smart farming. Kansas State University Distinguished... more »

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