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16 May 2011
New Seed Coating Improves OSR Establishment
UK - A new growth promoting seed dressing which provides an essential array of plant nutrients could help oilseed rape growers achieve improved crop establishment rates and higher final yields...
10 May 2011
Fertiliser Subsidy and Price Increase Approved
THAILAND - The Thailand government will spend 3.5 billion baht to subsidise fertiliser prices for farmers while at the same time approving increases in fertiliser prices....
04 May 2011
Subsidized Wheat Inputs Not Available as Promised
ZIMBABWE - The country's winter wheat cropping season is under threat amid indications that most farmers are yet to access inputs under Government's recently unveiled $26 million support programme,...
02 May 2011
Value of Starter Fertilizer Program in Wet Conditions
US - Growers facing wet spring conditions are looking to starter fertilizer to help ensure plants get off to a strong start. ...
29 April 2011
New Website Supports Nutrient Stewardship
US - Growmark, Inc., is among several corporate sponsors of a new website providing information about nutrient stewardship to farmers based on the 4R's: Right fertilizer source at the Right rate,...
28 April 2011
Viterra and MPA Reach Agreement for Grain Terminal
CANADA - Viterra Inc. and the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a definitive agreement for Viterra to lease and operate the MPA Grain Terminal. ...
18 April 2011
CEC Not a Factor in Applying Anhydrous Ammonia
US - Despite popular belief, corn growers should not worry about the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of the soil when determining how much anhydrous ammonia to apply, said University of Illinois...
11 Canola Fertilizer Tips for 2011
CANADA - Canola fertility needs have never been higher. And with current field conditions, soil fertility levels have never been so uncertain. ...
Should I Use a Nitrogen Inhibitor?
Now that we finally have a hint of spring, producers start thinking about planting corn and planning on nitrogen fertilization applications, writes Robert Mullen and Ed Lentz, The Ohio State...
12 April 2011
Fertilizer Demand Spurs Carr's Shares Up 7 Per Cent
UK - Shares Carr's Milling Industries soared 7 per cent after the farm supplies-to-food group unveiled a 51 per cent jump in earnings, boosted by a scramble by growers for fertilizer and the...
N, P and K Surplus Cut By Almost Half
DENMARK - The surplus of N, P and K from agriculture has fallen considerably in the past couple of years according to a new survey from Aarhus University. ...
08 April 2011
Corn Growth Book Rewritten and Available to Order
US — ISU Extension's corn production team has completed a new publication. "Corn Growth and Development" (PMR 1009) replaces "How a Corn Plant Develops," the previous Iowa State publication...
05 April 2011
Will It Pay to Fertilize Wheat in 2011?
Wheat stands in much of Nebraska's wheat growing area are spotty or at below normal condition, largely due to limited moisture last fall and winter, writes Gary Hergert, Nebraska Extension Soils...
31 March 2011
Sulfur for Corn: Feast or Famine
US - Research shows that most cornfields are not responsive to sulfur, but for those that are, the response is large, said Fabian Fernandez, University of Illinois Extension specialist in soil...
24 March 2011
Early Nitrogen Lifts Alcohol Yields in Wheat
UK - Tweaking nitrogen fertiliser timings can boost alcohol yields from wheat crops, worth up to £1m to the biofuel sector. ...
23 March 2011
Investors Look to Fertilizer as Commodities Surge
GLOBAL - Japan's earthquake put the breaks on runaway oil prices last week, but only just, as the Middle East turmoil pushed Brent crude beyond $115/bbl on Monday. ...
Teagasc Crops Report Highlights Increased Cereal Area
IRELAND - The first Teagasc Crop Report of 2011, just published, highlights the increase in winter cereal area this year, the frost damage to winter sown oat crops and the attacks on oilseed...
11 March 2011
Survey Says Canola Fertilizer Rates Too Low
CANADA - In a recent survey on agronomic practices, the Canola Council of Canada found that, on average, growers may not be applying enough fertilizer for high yielding canola. ...
09 March 2011
UN Says Ecological Farming Can Boost Production
GLOBAL - Small-scale farmers can double food production in a decade by using simple ecological methods, according to the findings of a new United Nations study released today, which calls for...
08 March 2011
10 Tips to Guide Your Fertilizer Investment
Fertilizer production costs will be substantially higher in 2011 than they've been for the past couple of years, says Gary Hergert, Extension Soils Specialist with University of Nebraska - Lincoln....
02 March 2011
Overfertilising Corn Undermines Ethanol
US - When growing corn crops for ethanol, more means less. ...
04 February 2011
PotashCorp to Reopen Louisiana Plant
PotashCorp announced that it would soon begin an 18-month process to restart its anhydrous ammonia plant in Geismar, LA. ...
02 February 2011
Fertilizer Efficiency a Long-Term Profit Driver
CANADA - There is a time every year when seed, fertilizer, chemical and other inputs become a hot topic of conversation at producer meetings. ...
27 January 2011
Optimizing Potassium Critical for Top Yields
Soil test trends coupled with environmental factors indicate applying potassium (K) fertilizer may be more important than ever for optimum crop yields. ...
25 January 2011
Nitrogen Requirements for Late Season OSR
UK - This year's crop of winter-sown oilseed rape is looking more advanced compared to the same time last year, but that doesn't mean that growers should take their eye off the ball in terms...
21 January 2011
North American Fertilizer Demand Pressures Supply
US - Resurgence in demand for fertilizers in North America during 2010 will carry forward into 2011, placing heavy pressure on the supply side to deliver plant nutrients when and where needed,...
20 January 2011
Growmark Purchases CF Industries Fertilizer Terminals
US - Growmark, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire three fertilizer storage terminals currently owned by CF Industries. ...
11 January 2011
Higher Fertilizer Costs Expected in 2011
US - As the grain markets have strengthened, fertilizer prices are also expected to rise, says agriview.com. ...
10 January 2011
China Cracks Down on Fake Crop Inputs
China's Ministry of Public Security has launched a short-term campaign to crack down on the manufacturing and selling of fraudulent seeds, pesticide and fertilizers. ...
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