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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.


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.


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.


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.


Global phosphate fertilizers market forecast scrutinized in new research

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.


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.


New manure and fertilizer regulations in Ohio

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 not planning to increase K+S bid

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.


Germany's K+S confirms takeover proposal from Potash Corp

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.


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