Fertilizer Monitoring News

  • Macrotek Featured in World Fertilizer Magazine

    World Fertilizer Magazine, an international B2B journal for the fertilizer industry, approached Macrotek Inc., global air pollution control provider, to highlight its expertise in pollution control for the fertilizer industry. Macrotek has significant experience with these applications, completing large projects in the Carribbean, North America, and other destinations worldwide. The magazine ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Love a lush, green lawn?

    A lush green lawn is lovely to look at, but too much of a good thing can be bad. Often, that beautiful lawn is the result of regular fertilizing. An abundance of nitrogen and other nutrients in natural waterways can cause trouble for aquatic plant and animal life. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus can cause an overgrowth of algae in the water, which then blocks light from getting to native ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • First of its Kind Economic Report Shows Fertilizer Industry Supports More than a Half Million U.S. Jobs

    Fertilizers are well known for their contribution to the world’s food supply, but until now, the economic value and jobs provided by the fertilizer industry have not been known. The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is proud to announce the release of a first of its kind economic impact study that quantifies the fertilizer industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy and at the state and ...

  • J. R. Simplot Company increases production of controlled release fertilizer coating

    The J. R. Simplot Company has increased the availability of its controlled release fertilizer coating GAL-XEONE™ in conjunction with newly expanded operations in Florida. All polymer coated products contained within the BEST and APEX product lines will be converted to GAL-XEONE coating in the next several months. Simplot first introduced GAL-XEONE polymer coating capabilities in 2013, and ...


    By J.R. Simplot Company

  • ANDRITZ AUTOMATION to deliver plant control systems for Compass Minerals, USA

    ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Compass Minerals® to supply the electrical distribution equipment, dynamic process simulation, and control system solutions for the sulfate of potash (SOP) project in Ogden, Utah, USA. The start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. The scope of supply includes the design and supply of ...

  • Mow Your Pastures to See Greener Grass, and Other Pasture Improvement Tips

    Livestock producers who want a simple way to improve their pastures may want to consider using a tool similar to what most homeowners use to keep their neighbors happy — a mower, only bigger. Not only does mowing keep pastures looking nice, it also helps remove weeds, said Chris Penrose, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Fertilization regimen reduces environmental impact of landscape palms

    Palms are an important part of the environment in subtropical and warm temperate climates. Palms' aesthetics and small "footprints" make them desirable in a variety of landscapes throughout the southeastern United States. Unfortunately, palms also have some of the highest nutrient requirements of any plants. Timothy Broschat, a scientist from the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research ...

  • Rice Farmers in China use Less Fertilizer, Increase Yield

    “Rice farmers can decrease their nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide use by around 20%, and increase their yield by 10% by using the ‘three controls technology’ (3CT),” says Dr. Xuhua Zhong, crop physiologist at the Rice Research Institute of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDRRI).  The meaning of “three controls” is controlling the amount of ...

  • 1980-2014: U.S. Corn Production More than Doubles; While Fertilizer Use Remains Almost Level

    The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced today that between 1980 and 2014, U.S. farmers more than doubled corn production using just under six percent more fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.  The announcement is based on fertilizer application rate data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).   ...

  • Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

    Cover crops provide many benefits to agricultural production systems, including soil and nutrient retention, resources and habitat for beneficial organisms, and weed suppression. In regions where short growing seasons can hinder the establishment of productive cover crops between cash crop growing periods, living mulch systems may provide vegetable crop growers with opportunities to establish ...

  • Fertilizer Use to Surpass 200 Million Tonnes in 2018

    Global fertilizer use is likely to rise above 200.5 million tonnes in 2018, 25 percent higher than recorded in 2008. World fertilizer consumption will grow by 1.8 percent a year through 2018, according to FAO's new report "World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2018." At the same time "the global capacity of fertilizer products, intermediates and raw materials will increase further," the report ...

  • Smart farming technique to boost yields, cut fertilizer pollution

    Researchers at Lancaster University are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop. Plant and Soil Scientists hope to combine two new technologies to provide a rapid "same day" measurement of soil phosphorus availability, enabling farmers and growers to make more informed decisions about fertiliser ...


    By Lancaster University

  • Fertilizer placement affects nutrient leaching patterns

    Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) are a widely used method of delivering nutrients to nursery container crops. The fertilizers contain encapsulated solid mineral nutrients that dissolve slowly in water, and are then released into substrates over an extended period of time. Although the use of CRFs is an accepted practice, growers and researchers are always looking for ways to decrease ...

  • Green Revolution adds to human burden on planet

    Humans are changing not just climate overall, but also the difference between seasons in any given year. Researchers in the US believe they now know why global warming has begun to announce itself both in annual rises in temperature and in the seasonal records of carbon dioxide in the northern hemisphere − the same seasonal variation in atmospheric chemistry that also contains within it the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • A new innovative way to fertilize through leaves

    Various nitrogen sources were tested in this study in order to fertilize pine leaves and oak leaves instead of using the traditional fertilization which is based on the nitrogen absorption through the root. After assessing the efficiency of leaf nitrogen uptake of the two studied species, the researcher team from Universidad de Alcalá and Politécnica de Madrid concluded that this ...

  • Liquid Fertilizer Costs to Rise – Bulk Buy and Consider Large Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    If you’ve read Farming Week this week, then you’ll be aware that it’s not good news for users of liquid fertilizer. Prices are set to rise somewhat over the coming months as the new crop returns remain sufficient to sustain global demand. Although prices seem relatively high at present, speaking to Farming Week, Openfield national fertiliser manager, Graham Colledge commented; ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute Join Forces to Promote a Culture of Safety and Security at the Nation’s Retail Fertilizer Outlets

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) are announcing plans to create ResponsibleAg, an independent, not-for-profit organization designed to support fertilizer retailers’ compliance with federal safety and security regulations.  During the announcement, made at a March 6 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, Crop Production ...

  • Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute Join Forces to Establish ResponsibleAg

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) in Feb. 28, 2014, announced plans to create ResponsibleAg, an independent, not-for-profit organization designed to support fertilizer retailers’ compliance with federal safety and security regulations. Under ResponsibleAg, retail fertilizer dealerships will have access to comprehensive inspections ...

  • Many Countries Reaching Diminishing Returns in Fertilizer Use

    By Lester R. Brown When German chemist Justus von Liebig demonstrated in 1847 that the major nutrients that plants removed from the soil could be applied in mineral form, he set the stage for the development of the fertilizer industry and a huge jump in world food production a century later. Growth in food production during the nineteenth century came primarily from expanding cultivated area. It ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Walmart reports progress on its sustainability index

    In front of an audience of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting this week, Walmart highlighted its progress with the Sustainability Index, a measurement system used to track the environmental impact of products. The company also outlined key initiatives where it can use its size and scale to help address "hot spots" and accelerate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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