Plant Nutrition

First North Carolina PSI director is globally recognized ag leader

Adrian Percy, one of the world’s top leaders in the agriculture field, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, a world-class research and innovation effort that is... more »

Fall 2021 soil testing considerations for the 2022 growing season

On top of limiting the yield potential of crops, dry soils also have other important impacts which need to be considered when making nutrient management decisions for future years. Here are few tips to keep... more »

How plant roots adapt to rocky soils focus of research

Hidden under our feet lies an entire unseen world. The soil teems with life. Microbes, small animals and fungi all call the darkness home. And so do plants. At least the half of them that we know... more »

Plant productivity’s ‘seasonal pulse’ taken by study

Getting a fix on the timing of seasonal plant events like fruiting or leaf senescence could get easier to do, thanks to time-series images captured by PhenoCams – tower-mounted digital cameras operated by scientists participating... more »

Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows

New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening... more »

Scientists take step to improve crops’ photosynthesis, yields

In order to feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050, farmers need to grow 50% more food on a limited amount of arable land. As a result, plant scientists are in a race against... more »

Azotic to accelerate commercialization of sustainable nitrogen solutions

Azotic Technologies Ltd (Azotic) and Virya LLC (Virya) announced July 14 an agreement to fund rapid global expansion of the Azotic sustainable nitrogen solutions business model. Azotic produces Envita and N-Fix which lead the biofertility... more »

How to calculate fertilizer rates for vegetable and fruit crops

A common question this time of the year is: "I have done my soil test, and it says I need to add a certain amount of nutrients. How do I determine what fertilizer to apply... more »

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