Soil Nutrition

Smartphones and artificial intelligence to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Mosaic, Agbiome collaborate to develop biological alternatives to help soil health

The Mosaic Co., a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients and AgBiome, a developer of agricultural products from diverse microbial communities,  announced March 23 a strategic collaboration, aiming to discover, develop... more »

Carbon study shows CO2 emission reductions with Envita

A greenhouse gas impact study commissioned by Azotic North America the manufacturers of Envita nitrogen fixing bacteria, indicates that significant carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions can be obtained through using Envita. In addition to providing... more »

Lyra offers 3-in-1 nutrient management and biostimulant for specialty crops

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has introduced Lyra, a premium nutrient management tool for fertigated specialty crops. According to a news release, Lyra offers a patent-pending combination of Verdesian’s co-polymer technology for season long... more »

Timac Agro USA has new soil conditioner, liquid fertilizers

Timac Agro USA, a biotechnology company providing 60 years of global research and development in plant extract technology, specialized granular fertilizer, and liquid and dry plant nutrition has introduced a new ganular OMRI-listed organic soil... more »

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Vegetable growers building their soils and boosting yields may consider a side gig in carbon farming. The idea of carbon farming has been floated for years as a way to reclaim carbon emissions in the... more »

‘Calcium conundrum’ addressed as carrot growers tackle cavity spot

A quarter of a teaspoon of calcium per acre: all that’s needed to reduce susceptibility to cavity spot in carrots. Yet calcium applications of several times that rate still fail to control the disease. Now... more »

Azotic North America adds John Squire to lead its agronomic programs

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Azotic North America has added John Squire to lead its agronomic programs in the United States and Canada. Squire brings decades of experience and deep expertise in crop science to helping farmers... more »

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