The phosphate fertilizer market is growing at a significant rate due to growing meat consumption and limited availability of arable land. Growth potentials in Asia-Pacific and Latin America market are providing an ample opportunity for the phosphate fertilizer market to grow at a considerable rate in the coming years.
Canadian mineral miner Potash Corp has made a fresh attempt to win over the management of takeover target K+S and the German regional state of Hesse, where it is headquartered, but failed to entice K+S into merger talks.
By Clifford Snyder, Ph.D., nitrogen program director, International Plant Nutrition Institute
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.
New regulations for manure and fertilizer application in Ohio started on July 3, 2015, when Senate Bill Number 1 came into effect. The legislation affects nitrogen and phosphorus application whether applied as manure or granular fertilizers. Parts of the regulations are targeted specifically to define watersheds that encompass the Western Basin of Lake Erie while one provision is effective statewide.
Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. does not plan to sweeten its bid for German rival K+S AG, several people familiar with the Canadian mineral miner said, downplaying a media report that it would consider such a move.
German potash producer K+S said on Thursday it has received a takeover proposal from larger Canadian fertilizer producer Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, potentially marking the start of a new takeover saga in the industry.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc is eyeing German peer K+S for a possible takeover bid, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Thursday, citing financial sources. But K+S will likely reject a 7 billion euro ($7.8 billion) takeover offer from Canadian fertilizer group Potash Corp.
ICL, a global manufacturer of products that fulfill essential needs in the agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, announced that its ICL Fertilizers segment signed several contracts for the supply of an aggregate of 835,000 metric tonnes of potash to its customers in India, including options.
A fungus in soil has shown a surprising connection with the main insect pest of rice, the rice water weevil, according to an LSU AgCenter entomologist. Mike Stout, speaking at the Evangeline Parish Rice and Soybean Field Day on June 9, said the fungus, called mycorrhizae, is found on plant roots and helps a rice plant with the uptake of potassium and phosphorus.