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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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Should you consider in-furrow starter in corn?

The use of starter fertilizer placement on the seed (known as in-furrow placement) is commonplace in many areas of Minnesota. Daniel Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist, University of Minnesota, says he commonly receives questions on the value of in-furrow starter fertilizer when corn prices are low. The application of liquid fertilizer with the planter presents additional costs, which may or may not be warranted depending on the year and where a field is located within Minnesota. There are a few things to consider the when and what when utilizing starter fertilizer banded on the corn seed.

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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.

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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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Does the Illinois corn crop need rescuing?

The 2015 Illinois corn crop continues to develop on schedule, with 75% of the crop having reached silking by July 19. But the crop condition rating continues its steady downward trend, with the good + excellent percentage now at 55%, down from its high of 79% at the end of May. Virtually all of this decline is due to standing water, past or present.

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New choices for winning the nitrogen risk game

It is a well-known fact that rainfall has a lot do with nitrogen loss in Iowa fields. What was not clear before, was how rainfall could be used to determine if a certain field would be nitrogen (N) deficient. The recent influx of different predictive N tools has spurred renewed interest in using rainfall for assessing the risk of corn N stress or the likelihood of a yield response to N fertilizer.

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How much N has been lost this year?

Rain. Rain. Rain. With excessive rain, chances are good most fields across Indiana have lost more N than in a typical year. But how much have they lost? Everything applied? Is all of the N fertilizer gone? Although it’s difficult to estimate, it’s very unlikely that the majority of the N applied has been lost.

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Plant nutrient analyses identifies yield-robbing shortages

In North America, there is a perception among many urban dwellers, and even many in agricultural communities, that observance of nutrient deficiencies in leading field crops like corn, sorghum, soybean, wheat, cotton, and rice is relatively rare. Yet it is important to recognize, by the time plant nutrient deficiency symptoms are visually observed, significant crop yield has been lost and soil productivity has been compromised.

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