Plant Nutrition

UPL, Biome Makers partner to highlight biosolutions’ effects

Sustainable agriculture solutions company UPL is partnering with ag-tech company Biome Makers, to deepen understanding of the positive effect of UPL’s natural biosolution inputs on soil health. UPL will use Biome Makers’ BeCrop Test technology... more »

Yara plans UK plant to make, export specialty crop products

Yara International plans to build a United Kingdom production plant for specialty crop nutrition products and biostimulants designed to increase yields and improve quality. The plant will be one of the largest in the world... more »

Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

A grain grower is finding success with marketing fresh produce directly to consumers after deciding to stop selling wholesale to retailers. Tom and Tammy Brown’s Hilltop Harvest Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio, grows a variety of... more »

Precision Ag: It’s all about meeting the needs of each plant

Precision agriculture tools are moving crop management away from treating all plants or trees in a field or orchard the same, said Chris Myers, a former John Deere executive and an advisor to a venture... more »

Ionized gas used for food safety

Start-up company NanoGuard Technologies is in the early phases of designing a technology that uses air and electricity to kill molds and pathogens on fruits, vegetables and other food, with a goal of replacing chemical... more »

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. A session during the March 7-10 North American Strawberry Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, examined research into weed... more »

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

The seemingly unending flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. In March and continuing into April and later, torrential rains and multiple “atmospheric rivers” swept across the state,... more »

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

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