Nutrient Monitoring Articles

  • An Instrumented Rhizotron to Investigate the Root Growth In Wheat - Case Study

    There has been much recent interest in modifying root system properties to overcome the effects of soil abiotic stress on crop growth and yield (Lynch 2007; Ghanem et al. 2011). Plant root systems are usually exposed to heterogeneous environmental conditions due to vertical differences in soil moisture and strength. Strong subsurface layers of soil can confine root systems to shallower soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • NPK Compound Fertilizer Development and Fertilizer Plant Production

    Chemical fertilizer provides nutrients for continuous agricultural production, but single chemical fertilizer hasn't high utilization rate, limited promotion ability to crops, and a large amount of application is not conducive to crop growth. NPK compound fertilizer production has become the main trend of fertilizer. The granulation process of ...

  • Production process of potassium chloride by disc granulator machine

    In the production of potassium chloride granular fertilizer, fertilizer granulator can be used to granulate powder. The particles produced by disc granulator are spherical and have good strength, which can be widely used in agricultural production.   ...

  • Plant reduces recycled phosphorus levels with biostimulation - Case Study

    Problem A Texas utility struggled with elevated levels of sidestream phosphorus recycled to the treatment plant headworks from the aerobic digesters. The plant had documented increased phosphorus from decant and from downstream centrate, elevating effluent phosphorus and potentially affecting permit compliance. Staff investigated using a biostimulant in the digesters to improve ...

  • Why is NASA taking astaxanthin to space?

    It was only a matter of time until NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration U.S.A.) began to study the benefits of taking microalgae into space. Consider the resilience of microalgae combined with the many potential health benefits they can provide to the astronauts. Recently, NASA has been testing the growth of microalgae in space for its potential use during long-duration space ...


    By Algatech

  • BB fertilizer production line

    BB fertilizer production line BB fertilizer is a kind of compound fertilizer which is made up of several granular fertilizers in a certain proportion. In the process of mixing, there is no chemical reaction. It is a series of special fertilizers based on the principle of balanced fertilization, the ...

  • From animal manure to artificial fertilizer and clean water - Case Study

    Nijhuis Industries uses GENIAAL to convert raw manure or digestate into biobased phosphate, nitrogen and potassium fertilizer and clean water. ...


    By Nutrient Platform

  • Restoring Long Term Soil Health in Haiti with Organic Compost

    Last summer, we shared results from a research project that was taken on by master’s students at Cranfield University. The students compared the efficiency of SOIL’s organic compost, Konpòs Lakay, to commercial grade chemical ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Organic Fertilizer Benefits

    Organic Fertilizer Benefits – Why not use synthetic fertilizers? It’s a reasonable question. After all, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium ARE chemicals, so where is the advantage in these bags of heavy, grainy stuff, that need to be measured and mixed and then dug in, when you can just pick up a small plastic bottle of the blue stuff? There are several organic fertilizer ...


    By Organiksa SA

  • Drought prone, and thriving

    Collated by the team at Soil matters & Viafos. Luke Jamison (Farm Manager) Charles Wiffen (Farm Owner) Inverness Station is based in Parnassus, North Canterbury. Like many farms in this area, soil, plant and animal production have all been negatively impacted by drought. The drought has changed farming systems and has forced farmers to adjust their operations to remain profitable. ...


    By Agrimap LLC

  • Landscape trees benefit from potassium-based superabsorbent polymer-amended backfill soil

    Weiner (1975) put it aptly when he stated that “However rewarding the act of tree planting may be, watching a young tree slowly die can be spiritually defeating.” Landscape plants, noted Richard Harris (1983) in his well-known “Arboriculture” book, “probably suffer more from moisture-related problems than from any other cause.” The success of tree planting ...

  • Case study - Converting livestock waste lagoons into a prosperous ROI

    A Missouri project, believed to be the largest and most comprehensive livestock manure-to-energy of its type in the world, is currently under way. The project efficiently treats waste from approximately 2 million hogs. The farms are being covered by Industrial & Environmental Concepts, a designer and installer of cover systems for wastewater lagoons and tanks. Roeslein Alternative Energy of ...

  • Open data aims to boost food security prospects

    Rothamsted Research, a leading agricultural research institution, is attempting to make data from long-term experiments available to all. In partnership with a data consultancy, is it developing a method to make complex results accessible and useable. The institution is a member of the Godan Initiative that aims to make data available to the scientific community. In ...

  • Potassium and winter hardiness

    The role of Potassium in metabolic processes such as protein synthesis and the movement of sugars within the plant is now well understood and recognised as crucial for maximising quality and yield. But it is now known Potassium also plays a significant role in helping crops resist disease and environmental stresses during winter dormancy and ensuring optimum supplies of Potassium to see crops ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Connections: New Green Revolution

    We are in need of a new revolution in how food is grown. A growing population in combination with climate change has put heavy pressure on our current system. The last time this happened (about 50 years ago) we had the Green Revolution to save the day. Major improvements in crop breeding and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides resulted in enormous yield gains in farms across Asia, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bell Brothers – showcasing nutrient use efficiency - Case Study

    Glasshouse growing conditions are ideal for using natural biostimulants to increase the efficiency of fertiliser programmes. Neil Chambers, Technical Manager at Bell Brother Nurseries Ltd, has been talking to us about his use of seaweed extract Stimplex to help minimise growing times, produce healthier, more resilient plants and reduce chemical inputs. Increasing ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Technology that is making plants grow bigger and better

    This article outlines new and improved technology that is enabling growers to increase their yield and output of their crops. The technology includes carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors and controllers, soil moisture sensors, plant based sensors such as sap flow and dendrometers, and nutrient sensors such as EC and TDS sensors. All of the equipment can be automated and data sent to your smart phone or ...


    By Edaphic Scientific

  • How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security

    Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches. Her face shaded by a wide-brimmed straw hat, Olawumi Benedict is cheerfully tending to her “little babies” — kale seedlings growing in shallow wooden flats until they’re hardy enough for transplantation into soil beds. Three miles over ...


    By Ensia

  • Chicken Manure Management, Recycling, and Composting

    Chicken Manure Fertilizer Manufacturing Process If you have chickens, you will have manure. Fortunately, chicken manure is among the most prized of manures. Fresh chicken manure is considered a “hot” manure, which is unsuitable for immediate use. Chicken manure needs to be composted and aged at least two to three months before you add it to your garden. If you don’t wait ...

  • Biomass development in GAC columns receiving influents with different levels of nutrients

    Indigenous bacteria are essential for the performance of bio-filters for drinking water treatment. Yet it is slow and difficult to develop biofilm in a granular activated carbon (GAC) filter with low nutritional levels in the influent, especially during winter. In this study, the biofilm development in three laboratory-scale GAC columns with different types of influent was investigated in ...


    By IWA Publishing

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