Soil Nutrition

New biostimulant operating unit created by Valent BioSciences

To further help support the goal of its parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., to achieve carbon neutral status by 2050, Valent BioSciences LLC recently  announced that it is establishing a new operating unit designed... more »

Producers with crop insurance get premium for cover crops 

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the USDA if they planted cover crops during the 2022 crop year. To receive the benefit from this... more »

Online tool allows NJ users to access, view and print soils reports

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Rowan University GeoSpatial Research Lab to provide an online tool that allows users in the agricultural community to access, view and print soils reports by tax... more »

Biome Makers updates biological soil analysis BeCrop

Biome Makers Inc. announced Jan. 27 updates to its advanced biological soil analysis: BeCrop. Growers used to have to wait until after the growing season to determine the success of their crops, but now BeCrop... more »

Improving fertilization and irrigation practices targeted by project

The California Department of Food And Agriculture (CDFA) has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices.... more »

Cover crops in Sacramento Valley topic of tour on March 3

Farmers and ranchers are invited on a tour to learn how to use cover crops to build soil health. A full-day tour of several cover crop sites in orchards and annual crop fields in the... more »

Heliae Agriculture awards no-till grower with 80 acres of PhycoTerra

Heliae Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in scalable regenerative agriculture solutions, announced Jan. 18 the award of 80 acres worth of PhycoTerra soil microbial food to Joe Sperfslage, a no-till grower from Coggin, Iowa. The... more »

North Dakota-based Talc USA sees majority interest bought by Brandt

Brandt, an agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty ag products, has acquired a majority interest in Talc USA. Based in Page, North Dakota, Talc USA develops, manufactures and markets talc-based and related AG products that increase... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

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Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

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