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Potash Corp keeps sights on buying K+S, vows to protect jobs

Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. remains focused on acquiring German salt and fertilizer company K+S, the company said on Thursday, and is prepared to make "binding commitments" to maintain jobs and keep mines running in Germany to get a deal.

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New project in the fertilizer business awarded by Yara

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded by Yara International ASA (Yara) an EPC contract for a new urea granulation plant to be implemented in Sluiskil, The Netherlands.

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Tulane opens $1 million ‘dead zones’ challenge

Tulane University has announced the next phase of an international competition that will award $1 million to the entrepreneur, researcher or inventor with the best plan to reduce the amount of crop fertilizer entering the world’s lakes and oceans through storm water runoff.

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K+S asks German government to fend off takeover

German potash and salt miner K+S has turned to economy minister Sigmar Gabriel for help in resisting an unwanted takeover approach by Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, and has discussed the option of German state bank KfW taking a stake in K+S, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Phosphorus/Potassium

Scientists meet to chart future course for improving P nutrition

A small group of internationally recognized scientists met recently in Kona Beach, Hawaii to brainstorm the future of potassium (K) nutrition of crops. The Frontiers in Potassium Science Workshop focused on creating a list of strategies for explaining and managing significant spatial and temporal variability in the contributions of fertilizer K and soil K to plant nutrition.

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Louisiana to get new $265 million ammonia plant

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and board Chairman Arunas Laurinaitis of Lithuania-based Investimus Foris announced the company will make a $265 million capital investment to convert an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish into an ammonia manufacturing facility.

Nitrogen

Potassium deficiency in cotton

Once cotton begins to square and more so once bloom begins, nutrient demands tend to shift dramatically. This is particularly true for nitrogen and potassium.

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