Most row crops require nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) to get an adequate supply of nutrients and maximize yield. Soybeans are no different, requiring both N and P to grow, but the application of these fertilizers could have negative effects on the environment.
DuPont Pioneer announced the release of its Encirca Yield Fertility Management Service, a tool for maximizing production within growers’ existing fertility budgets. The program creates precise input modeling for phosphorus, potassium and lime.
It is a tendency of some people to only think of plant nutrition in terms of how much fertilizer to add. This simplification may be understandable since a healthy crop reveals only the above ground plant; the roots that support the visible plant are seldom seen without further exploration.
Western Potash Corp. announced that the company received, at the special general meeting of its shareholders held on Aug. 24, 2015, shareholder approval for a transaction pursuant to which Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management Ltd. will purchase 238,264,635 common shares at a price of $0.3358 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $80,000,000 (the "Tairui Investment").
Eco Agro Resources (EAR) introduces N-Bound nitrogen stabilizer as an alternative to current nitrapyrin formulations to control denitrification and leaching. Unique Penxcel technology delivers a proven nitrogen stabilizer, Dicyandiamide (DCD), in a non-corrosive liquid formulation.
A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and cooperation with state and federal agencies.
For wheat farmers seeking that extra increment of yield potential, Verdesian Life Sciences has developed an efficient and economical way to meet the wheat crop’s need for zinc. Verdesian now offers Tuxedo Cereals micronutrient seed treatment.
The Iowa Fertilizer Company and Orascom E&C USA have agreed to pay a $80,689 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act associated with the construction of a new fertilizer plant in Wever, Iowa, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced.