Plant Nutrition

Nitrogen management series offered by University of California

The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10. The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen... more »

Soil Judging Team collaborates with NASA in ‘Plant the Moon’ challenge

Jaclyn Fiola reached down to a cluster of seedlings growing in black pots and checked the chlorophyl levels of the recently sprouted radishes in one of Virginia Tech’s greenhouses. The meter showed that all was... more »

Plant petiole sap testing for vegetable crops outlined

Various nitrate and potassium "quick-test" kits for vegetable plant sap-testing have been calibrated for use on Florida vegetables. The objective has been to find a system that growers can use in the field to help... more »

Promise of regenerative agriculture highlights climate change lecture

It’s unusual to come across a documentary about climate change that strikes an optimistic note, but that’s what Netflix viewers were treated to last September with the premiere of “Kiss the Ground.” The documentary, narrated... more »

Partnership with Nufarm Grupo brings Ampersand adjuvant to Mexico

Attune Agriculture, a developer of performance-based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, is expanding Ampersand adjuvant's availability across Mexico. A new partnership with Nufarm Grupo Mexico as a principal distributor will lead the expansion. According to... more »

Award will help study and fight soil compaction

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it hard for plants to send out roots, inhibits plant nutrient absorption and... more »

BPS Agriculture promotes science and soil Specialist to VP of development

BPS Agriculture has elevated David Coorts to vice president of technical development. BPS Ag, a Texas-based, diversified agriculture holding company currently incubates three start-ups: Verano365, Farm Shield and PureAcre. The entities utilize the firm’s proprietary... more »

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 »

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VGN December 2021 issue

Baloian Farms recognized for innovation, charitable work

Tom Ford makes solid impact on growers

Beneficials bring twospotted spider mite control on farms

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Rain events change the fungicide schedule

Bee pollination impacted by off-farm foraging

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Water woes challenge Western ag

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