Biofertilizers News

  • Syngenta and DSM to develop and commercialize biological solutions for agriculture

    Syngenta and DSM today announced an R&D partnership to develop microbial-based agricultural solutions, including bio-controls, bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants. The companies aim to jointly commercialize solutions from their discovery ...


    By Syngenta

  • From Irrigation, to Fertilization, to Generating Electricity - UN Report Highlights the Value of Wastewater as a Resource

    The 330 km3 of municipal wastewater produced globally each year is enough to irrigate 40 million hectares - equivalent to 15 per cent of all currently irrigated land - or to power 130 million households through biogas generation, concluded a UN report released on Tuesday. The report, titled "Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: From Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery," published ...

  • Bio-economy depends on technological innovation and the fertilizer industry wants to be part

    Bio-economy is about using renewable biological resources and making the economy more sustainable and resource-efficient. We live in times of a growing global population with high demand for food and energy while there is increased competition for limited and finite natural resources.  In order to contribute to this debate Fertilizers Europe organized a panel discussion at the Global ...


    By Fertilizers Europe

  • 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

  • Global Biofertilizers Market is Expected to Reach USD 1,028.7 Million in 2019: Transparency Market Research

    According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Biofertilizers (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing and Others) Market for Seed Treatment and Soil Treatment Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,"the global demand for biofertilizers was valued at ...


  • Supermarket jungle

    Borneo’s intact rainforests are among the world’s most biologically diverse environments, providing an abundance of foods that have fed people for thousands of years. Villagers in the Kelabit Highlands, near the Malaysian-Indonesian border, traditionally ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global Biofertilizers Market Forecast to 2017 - Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, Potash Mobilizing

    Biofertilizers are preparations containing living cells or latent cells of efficient strains of micro-organisms which helps the crop plants in uptake of nutrients from the soil. Once applied the biofertilizers quickens the microbial activities in the soil. These microorganisms generate plant nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous through the activities in the soil or rhizosphere which is ...


  • First Big Hanna installed in Hotel O'Xardin, Carballiño in Spain

    We are happy to announce that our Spanish distributor Todoverde based in Ourense, Galicia, Spain have installed their first Big Hanna Composter. Todoverde was founded in 1984 converting manure from a rabbit farm to a natural fertilizer in a sustainable and effective way by using vermicomposting. Today Todoverde produce and sell natural fertilizer, garden products and small scale composters at ...


    By Susteco AB

  • World Biofertilizers Market (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, & Potash Mobilizing) by Types, Applications & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to

    Biofertilizers are preparations containing living cells or latent cells of efficient strains of micro-organisms which helps the crop plants in uptake of nutrients from the soil. Once applied the biofertilizers quickens the microbial activities in the soil. These microorganisms generate plant nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous through the activities in the soil or rhizosphere which is ...

  • Colsen and HydroBusiness at Aqua-Nederland 2013

    From March 19th till 21st 2013 Colsen and HydroBusiness will be represented at the AquaNederland Fair in Gorinchem (NL). Both firms present their mutual innovations and sustainable water solutions which are available 24/7. Examples are (energy) efficient waste water purification for re-use in industrial or agricultural applications. In general this offers a considerable reduction of water intake ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Expectations of Higher Return-on-investment Boosts Biofertilizer Adoption in North America, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    An increasing number of farmers in North America are replacing chemical fertilizers with biofertilizers, which are less expensive and more environmentally-friendly. In addition, the region's focus on mass production, high crop productivity, large farms and cooperatives, and advanced farming technologies have further spurred demand for biofertilizers, broadening the scope of the market in North ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Bob Simpson Joins Harvest Power’s Board of Directors

    Harvest Power, a leader in producing renewable energy, soil and mulch products from organic materials, has added Bob Simpson, former CFO of Waste Management, to its Board of ...


    By Harvest Power, Inc

  • Cranfield offers range of new scholarships

    Cranfield’s School of Applied Sciences is offering a number of subject targeted scholarships for 2012 entry onto its range of postgraduate courses. The scholarships, named after key historical figures in their field of study, all cover UK fees plus up to £9k towards living costs. The four named scholarships are as follows: Cranfield-Euclid Scholarships ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Cleantech Open Announces North Central Competition Semifinalists

    Clean and Green Entrepreneurs Compete in a Regional Competition and Then Move on to Compete for More Than $1 Million in Prizes and the Prestigious National Cleantech TitleMINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- The North Central region of the Cleantech Open (www.cleantechopen.com) business competition announced ...


    By Marketwire

  • Nitrogen mysteries in urban grasslands

    Areas of turf-forming species created and maintained by humans for aesthetic and recreational (not grazing) purposes, i.e. “urban grasslands” are an extremely common, but poorly studied ecosystem type. There are over 150,000 km2of urban grasslands in the U.S. and many receive high rates of fertilizer, creating concerns about nutrient runoff to streams, lakes, and estuaries and emissions of ...

  • From Mules to Biofuels

    Farmers and policymakers are wrestling with two main concerns when it comes to ethanol production: the effect of ethanol demand on food prices, and changes in land use that are detrimental to the environment. While families were sharing corn at backyard barbecues this summer, both issues perked up ears across the globe. The Environmental Protection Agency rejected Texas Governor Rick Perry's ...

  • Fertilizer run-off killing Gulf of Mexico marine life

    Improved management of crops and perennials could go a long way toward alleviating the problem of hypoxia, which claims thousands of fish, shrimp and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico each spring. An assessment by a team led by Virginia Dale of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division concludes that low oxygen levels in water, or hypoxia, causes problems throughout the ...

  • Nitrogen fertilizer works way into sea and destroys marine habitats - EC

    Substantial increases in the flow of nitrogen into the sea have raised concerns about marine pollution. New research shows that commercial fishing is playing an important, but now declining, role in transferring this nitrogen back onto land. Enormous amounts of nitrogen fertilizer are applied to agricultural land to increase crop productivity. However, the use of such fertilisers can be damaging ...

  • Using organic fertilizers could protect against climate change

    Studies show that soil fertilized with organic materials, such as compost, could increase the amount of stored carbon and potentially help slow down greenhouse emissions. Applying organic fertilizers, such as those resulting from composting, to agricultural land could increase the amount of carbon stored in these soils and contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, ...

  • Ocean fertilization `fix` for global warming discredited by new research

    Research performed at Stanford and Oregon State Universities suggests that ocean fertilization may not be an effective method of reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major contributor to global warming. Ocean fertilization, the process of adding iron or other nutrients to the ocean to cause large algal blooms, has been proposed as a possible solution to global warming because the growing ...

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