Soil Nutrition

BioTek Ag acquired by Custom Agronomics

Custom Agronomics has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is a North Carolina-based agricultural company with more than three decades of experience helping farmers improve and protect... more »

BioConsortia field trials spur investments

BioConsortia Inc., which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, has closed an internal financing round of $15 million that will fund expanded development of products designed to increase crop yields by fixing nitrogen or controlling... more »

Bland Farms’ sweet success

Long before the family name became synonymous with the iconic Vidalia sweet onion, the Bland family was known for other crops.  The third generation family operation began in 1948 when Raymond Bland started a 50-acre... more »

OFRF adds Spanish organic resource web page

Editor's note: Spanish-language version below. (Español abajo.) The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is offering a free online course in Spanish, to emphasize the importance of improving soil health for raising crops. With partners at... more »

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Veg Connections: Using clover as a cover crop

Managing weeds, improving soil health and the management of plastic mulch continue to be priorities for vegetable farmers. South Dakota vegetable farmers have expressed an interest in incorporating cover crops to reduce the use of... more »

Going greens: Baker Farms finds success in timely switch

Family and a dedication to producing distinctive crops are parts of the recipe of success for Baker Farms LLC. The third-generation family-run grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens has been growing vegetables in southwest... more »

Georgia ag commissioner sets Vidalia shipping date

Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner has set the official pack date for this year’s Vidalia onion harvest. “In coordination with the Vidalia Onion Committee, I am incredibly excited to announce April 17 as the official pack date... more »

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