Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. One of the systems which has been seriously affected is the nitrogen-phosphorus cycle.
Canpotex Limited has entered into a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. (Sinofert) to supply a minimum of 1.9 million metric tons of red standard grade potash during the term of the MOU.
ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on minerals that fulfill essential needs of the world's growing population in the agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, announced that it launched a Potash for Growth program in Ethiopia.
Good forage crops place a high demand for potassium on the soil’s nutrient supplying power. Potassium is critical for growing high yield, high quality alfalfa, helping maximize animal performance and profitability.
Poultry litter can provide a significant and important supply of nutrients for crop production in areas of Kansas where a supply of litter is available. Although Kansas is not a major producer of poultry, there is an abundant supply of litter from the nearby states of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, which rank among the largest producers of poultry in the U.S.
The total phosphorus content in manure varies depending on the animal species, age, diet, and how the manure has been stored. Concentration of phosphorus in some manures may be up to 80 to 90 lbs P2O5 per ton (some poultry manures, for example), whereas other manure may contain as little as 4 lbs P2O5 per ton. It will require a laboratory analysis to know for sure.
OAO Uralkali sees a high risk that its Solikamsk-2 potash mine east of Moscow will be completely flooded, forcing the world’s biggest producer of the fertilizer to abandon a site that makes up almost a fifth of its capacity, Bloomberg News reported.