Nutrient Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mixture toxicity and interactions of Cu, Ni, Cd and Zn to barley at low effect levels: Something from nothing?

    Metal contamination is mostly a mixture of different metals and these multi‐component mixtures can produce significant mixture effects. This study was set up to investigate toxicity of multiple metal mixtures of Cu, Ni, Cd and Zn to plants at metal doses individually causing low level phytotoxic effects. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) root elongation toxicity tests were performed in resin ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • An investigation into the potential use of nutrients recovered from urine diversion on a summer housing site: self-sufficiency based on nitrogen balance

    ECOSAN is a recent domestic wastewater management concept which suggests segregation at the source. One of these streams, yellow water (human urine) has the potential to be used as fertilizer, directly or indirectly, because of its rich content of plant nutrients. One physicochemical method for indirect use is adsorption/ion exchange using clinoptilolite. This paper aims to present the results ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of bisphenol a on key enzymes in cellular respiration of soybean seedling roots

    Environmental endocrine disrupter–bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in the environment, with potential toxic effects on plants. Previous studies found a significant effect of BPA on levels of mineral nutrients in plant roots, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. To determine how BPA influences root mineral nutrients, the effects of BPA (1.5, 3.0, 6.0, 12.0, 24.0, 48.0 and 96.0 mg L−1) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Water quality for irrigation and drinking water use of Aflaj in Oman

    The Sultanate of Oman is an arid country with scarce water resources mainly consisting of groundwater. Aflaj are artificial canals constructed centuries ago to transfer horizontally the groundwater to a location at the surface. The water quality of these Aflaj is a very important factor to be considered for healthy and safe use of this water. This paper aimed to study the characteristics of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • We’re farmers – of course we’re optimistic

    "People think that farmers are unwise, that we only work with our hands. But that’s not true, we work with our brains,” says German farmer Thomas Kläber. The sun is breaking through the clouds and shedding its light on the golden fields. We’re in the German region of Brandenburg that surrounds the capital Berlin, and while most people tilt their heads backwards ...


    By Yara

  • Process parameters analysis for the vermicomposting of shredded paper using Pheretimoid Spp.

    This study was to assess the effect of new species of earthworms, Pheretimoid Spp., on vermicomposting and compare the quality of vermicompost against compost produced from the same mix ratio of shredded office paper (SOP) together with grass clippings (GC) and cow manure (CM). Two composting experiments were setup in rotary drum composters namely: 1) composting of SOP, GC and CM followed by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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