Soil Nutrition

Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan donates masks during pandemic

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Modified operations set by MSU plant diagnostics, nutrient outlets

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Anaerobic soil disinfestation curbs high tunnel pathogens

Continuous production of high value crops in high tunnels – with few rotation options – can lead to a build-up of soilborne diseases. “If you grow tomatoes after tomatoes, year after year, that will lead... more »

Nematologist George W. Bird to receive MSU Distinguished Faculty Award

George W. Bird, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Distinguished Faculty Award during ANR Week on March 6. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members... more »

Hoop house soil, tissue testing and pH check pay off

Hoop houses put many crops side-by-side with different nutrient needs – all of them grown without the cleansing effect of rainwater. How do you know if they’re all getting the nutrients they need? “We soil... more »

Patents received by Nachurs Alpine Solutions for potassium product

Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS), a division of Wilbur-Ellis, announced Feb. 18 that it has received two patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its potassium acetate technology. This technology is a method... more »

Colorado State University receives $10M gift from Nutrien

Colorado State University and Nutrien, a provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services, have entered into a strategic partnership with a primary goal: feeding the world in the most sustainable, inclusive and innovative way. Nutrien... more »

Programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »


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