Plant Nutrition

$500 million grant program seeks to lower fertilizer cost

The Joe Biden administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes on U.S. farmers caused by the... more »

Biome Makers presents biofertilizer research on tomatoes

Biome Makers is presenting a free web seminar on the use of biofertilizers, featuring a study on their use on tomatoes at the University of Almeria in Spain. The webinar is at 3 p.m. Central,... more »

Syngenta, Bioceres Crop Solutions collaborate on seed treatments

Customers seeking cutting-edge biological seed treatment solutions will benefit from a global commercial and research and development collaboration between Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business and Bioceres Crop Solutions, a leader in biological crop productivity solutions,... more »

California accepting pollinator grant applications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for the Pollinator Habitat Program (PHP), administered by its Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation. The 12-week application period opened Aug. 31 and... more »

BioConsortia showcases innovative products for investors

BioConsortia’s innovative microbial products and technical capabilities were on full display recently at its Davis, California, headquarters in an investor-focused Technology Showcase event. At the Aug. 30 event, BioConsortia demonstrated rapid advancements in microbial product... more »

Bayer’s ForGround designed to ease adoption of sustainable ag practices

Bayer has launched a farmer-first digital platform to ease the transition to sustainable agricultural practices for farms of all sizes. The platform, ForGround, offers growers tools, resources, discounts, and the potential to earn revenue through... more »

Valent BioSciences invests in R&D facilities

To promote its industry leadership in biorational and biostimulant product innovation, Valent BioSciences LLC is making significant investments at several of its key research and development facilities. These enhancements are in addition to the recently... more »

Inflation Reduction Act brings $20 billion for climate-smart ag

The Inflation Reduction Act will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. This historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Aug. 15 to... more »

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