Plant Nutrition

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 »

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 »

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