Soil Nutrition

Fertilizer, input costs focus of UF/IFAS seminar

Agriculture’s tenuous relationship with global events, increasing input costs and competition posed by other growing regions were brought into focus at this year’s Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference. The March event at the University of... more »

Study: small wetlands can produce big impacts

Wetlands built next to farms can dramatically reduce excess nutrients reaching vital waterways, according to a study. Crops need nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to grow and thrive. However, excess nutrients from farms can wash... more »

Corteva Agriscience works with Symborg to distribute nitrogen-fixation product

Corteva Agriscience has been named the exclusive distributor of a nitrogen-fixation product for both specialty growers and row crop farmers by biotechnological company Symborg, the companies announced March 31. The agreement builds on established collaborations... more »

USDA to invest $250M in innovative American-made fertilizer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address rising costs, including the impact of Putin’s price hike on farmers, and spur competition. USDA will make available $250... more »

Sustainable ag standard set for growers through mobile app by Syngenta

Syngenta, a Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) member, has announcedthe release of the Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard enabled through its Cropwise Sustainability app, a one-of-its-kind tool that places farm sustainability insights into... more »

New guide helps Northeast farms learn tarping

A new publication helps growers understand how tarps work. Cornell Small Farms Program's Reduced Tillage project's “Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms”  provides comprehensive information on the emerging practice of tarping. To help weed and... more »

New biostimulant operating unit created by Valent BioSciences

To further help support the goal of its parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050, Valent BioSciences LLC recently  announced that it is establishing a new operating unit designed... more »

Producers with crop insurance get premium for cover crops 

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the USDA if they planted cover crops during the 2022 crop year. To receive the benefit from this... more »

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WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

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