Soil Nutrition

Rule updates USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the final rule for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The rule updates USDA’s flagship program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from... more »

Grant awarded to study how plants affect microbiomes

For centuries, scientists have worked above ground, studying plants and their effect on biodiversity. Lying below the scientists’ feet, though, is a world with even richer biodiversity – the soil. There are an estimated 1... more »

Growers use cover crops for soil building

Cover crops are widely used in agriculture to strengthen soils and keep weeds away, but a recent survey showed fruit and vegetable growers are using them differently than other farmers. The 2019-2020 National Cover Crop... more »

Nitrogen management key for organic sweet corn

Building up the nitrogen supplying capacity of the soil is key to growing organic sweet corn. With no high analysis, nitrogen fertilizers approved for sidedressing on an organic crop, rotations with legumes and cover crops,... more »

New regional sales managers welcomed by Heliae Agriculture

Heliae Agriculture has announced the addition of Julia Engler and Porter Phelps as Regional Sales Managers to oversee two new U.S. territories. In their new roles, Engler and Phelps will work closely with distributors and... more »

Bob Pound to handle Eastern sales and support for Chemical Dynamics

Long-time crop nutrient consultant Bob Pound joins Chemical Dynamics as sales representative for the Eastern region of the United States to support its line of plant micronutrients and foliar fertilizers. Pound is an agronomist and... more »

BioAg’s technical resources for fruit and vegetable markets bolstered by Johann Buck

BioAg has expanded its team with the addition of Johann Buck as Director of Technical Services and Innovation. “Johann has the vision to see business opportunities and the technical acumen to guide those opportunities from... more »

USDA funds innovation through on-farm trials of conservation systems

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding $25 million in grants designed to help partners implement and evaluate innovative conservation practices that have demonstrated benefits on farmland. According to a news release, the funding... more »


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