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28 September 2011
Nutrient Tips to Maximize Winter Wheat Production
US - A relatively early harvest throughout most of Illinois should allow enough time to get wheat planted and well established before it gets cold, said Fabian Fernandez, University of Illinois...
16 September 2011
Digital Camera Can Assess Nitrogen in Corn
US - Assessing leaf nitrogen needs of corn during the growing season can be important for optimizing yield and for preventing over-application of fertilizer and associated environmental consequences....
Gleadell: Supply Crunch Pushes Urea Price Higher
GLOBAL - The urea market still continues to firm and has moved up yet again, so despite light trading prices many areas have now reached their highest point of the year. ...
15 September 2011
Plant Syence Expanding Fertiliser Use
IRELAND - A change in the period for the application of N and P fertilisers - following the revised Statutory Instrument (SI) enacting the Nitrates Directive - has got to be good news to cereal...
14 September 2011
Fertilizer, Food, Machinery Shares Down on WASDE Report
GLOBAL - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates were released today with the season average farm price for all wheat to be forecasted at $7.35 to $8.35 per bushel, up from $7.00 to...
12 September 2011
Low Inventories Push Fertilizer Costs Higher
GLOBAL - Low inventories have granted potash and phosphate producers plenty of reasons to hike prices, and purchasers have been bearing these increases, fearing that if they don't agree to contracts...
22 August 2011
China Spurns Agrisure Corn Trait
CHINA - New advice has been released to farmers, stating that if you're raising corn with the Syngenta Agrisure Viptera trait in it, make sure you know where it's going to end up before you start...
15 August 2011
AtlasFram Warns Herbicide Supplies Under Pressure
UK - Reduced availability and increased demand for metazachlor-based products means that the quantity available to oilseed rape growers for pre-emergence application will be greatly reduced,...
08 August 2011
Carrs Fertilisers Sold to Origin
UK - Carr's Milling Industries has sold Carrs Fertilisers to Origin Enterprises. ...
Proper Management of Manure for Fertiliser
CANADA - A researcher with the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre says awareness of the fertiliser value of the nutrients contained in livestock manure continues to build, writes Bruce...
05 August 2011
Livestock Manure Is Cost Effective Fertilizer Option
CANADA - An agronomist with the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre says, with the price of commercial fertilizers continuing to rise, there's an opportunity to recycle manure nutrients...
01 August 2011
PotashCorp Reports Record Q2 Earnings
GLOBAL - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today reported record second-quarter earnings of $0.96 per share ($840 million) - the second-highest total for any quarter in our...
Koch Agronomic Services to Acquire of Agrotain
US — Agrotain International has signed a definitive agreement to sell its assets to Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer, LLC. ...
Increased Energy Prices Remain a Concern
US - While farmers are benefiting from positive commodity prices, rising production costs remain a concern, say economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
21 July 2011
Cargill Moves Crop Input Operations in Alberta
CANADA - Cargill is to close its crop inputs facility in Grimshaw, Alberta, from 31 July. ...
14 July 2011
USDA Update: Neutral to Positive for Fertilizer Stocks
US - The USDA crop update probably failed to derail the rally in corn prices coming off the June 30 shocker report, the latter having showed corn planted acreage and stocks way above what trade...
Soil Testing Ensures Adequate Nitrogen
CANADA - A soil scientist with the University of Manitoba is encouraging farmers to have their soil tested next spring, prior to planting, to ensure they have the right levels of nitrogen to...
11 July 2011
Applying Nitrogen Now Is Priority
US - Applying nitrogen (N) in July may not be in a grower's plan, but for some corn fields throughout the Midwest, it is needed as soon as possible, said Fabian Fernandez, University of Illinois...
01 July 2011
Anhydrous Ammonia Prices Likely to Increase
US - Anhydrous ammonia prices in Illinois have been slowly increasing since the beginning of 2011, writes Gary Schnitkey, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois....
28 June 2011
NFUS Raises Concerns Over Fertiliser Market
UK - NFU Scotland has written to Europe's competition authorities raising concerns over a lack of price transparency and competition in the fertiliser market. ...
25 June 2011
SFP Introduces the Fertilizer Efficiency Network
US — Community and agricultural-industry neighbors helped kick off SFP's new Fertilizer Efficiency Network (FEN) in early June. ...
20 June 2011
Sidedressing Nitrogen for the Corn Crop
US - Many questions are crossing grower's minds regarding nitrogen (N) application. However, with this season's variability in precipitation, Fabian Fernandez, University of Illinois Extension...
17 June 2011
Advice for Nitrogen and Crops
U.S - With the varying precipitation across America this season, questions are being raised about caring for crops....
16 June 2011
Food Safety Begins in the Field
U.S - Commercial kitchens are required to meet certain health standards to help protect consumers from food related illnesses, but what about preventing potential health risks before it even...
15 June 2011
CME Launches Four New Fertilizer Swap Futures
US - CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of trading and clearing services for four new cash-settled fertilizer swap futures for trade...
07 June 2011
Playing the Fertilizer Trade With Potash
GLOBAL - Food prices have been rising. The price change has been significant enough to create difficulties in emerging markets. Some countries have had demonstrations and riots, writes Michael...
06 June 2011
Forage Nutrient Quality a Concern
US — As wet weather continues to delay the alfalfa harvest in some areas, Purdue Extension specialists say the crop's nutritional value for livestock feed is on the decline. ...
Corn Production Doubles Using Less Nutrients
US - Between 1980 and 2010, US farmers nearly doubled corn production using slightly fewer fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980, says The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). ...
26 May 2011
Best Practices for Corn in Southwest China
CHINA - Currently, in southwestern China the major part of corn crops is at the stage of seedling emergence to four-leaf growing while in mountainous areas and plateaus the corn is just being...
24 May 2011
Dow's INSTINCT Nitrogen Stabilizer Has Section 24(c)
US — Dow AgroSciences announces that its INSTINCT® nitrogen stabilizer has received 24(c) Special Local Needs Registration in Illinois from the Illinois Department of Agriculture....
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