Soil Nutrition

Syngenta brings biologicals businesses under Syngenta Biologicals

To advance crop protection solutions for plant and soil health and to foster sustainability, Syngenta is moving its biologicals businesses under the Syngenta Biologicals umbrella. Syngenta Biologicals brings together Valagro, a pioneer in biostimulants and... more »

Lucent Bio wins patent for biodegradable fertilizer system

Crop nutrition provider Lucent Bio has received patent approval for a new biodegradable nutrient delivery technology that enables sustainable agriculture practices. Using water-insoluble biopolymers, the patented technology (US Patent No. 11,691,928) fundamentally reimagines the delivery... more »

CDFA offers healthy soils program funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the availability of approximately $4 million dollars of grant funding for its Healthy Soils Demonstration Program. Program information The program funds projects that showcase California farmers... more »

Ending of diesel in California worries compost dealers

Daniel Pacheco, owner-operator of Lucky Diamond Trucking in Sonoma County, recently picked up a 24-ton order from Cold Creek Compost in Ukiah and hauled it two hours through Mendocino, Lake and Yolo counties before dumping... more »

Sustainable Agronomy Conference offered free, online

The American Society of Agronomy will host the Sixth Annual Sustainable Agronomy Conference as a free virtual-event series, presented on four dates. The conference consists of sessions over four weeks starting on July 12, with a... more »

Fellowship improving fertilizer names recipients

Winners have been announced for a fellowship that helps agronomic scientists create new more effective fertilizers for growers. The Disruptive Fertilizer Technology Fellowship is designed to provide early career scientists with opportunities to advance research... more »

Stone wool growing media provider starts soilless growing campaign

To feed and treat the world’s expanding population, Grodan, a stone wool growing media provider, is starting a branding initiative to focus public and policymaking attention on sustainable, soilless growing. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is... more »

Valent U.S.A. unveils sustainability assessment framework

Valent U.S.A. LLC has a new product assessment framework with specific criteria that enables the company to evaluate and define “sustainable solutions” across its broad portfolio of agricultural products. The new framework, called the Sustainable... more »

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