Nitrogen Fertilizer News

  • Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. Announces Closing of Merger with CVR Partners, LP

    Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. (NYSE: RNF) announced today the completion of its merger with CVR Partners, LP. Rentech Nitrogen and CVR Partners entered into a definitive merger agreement on August 9, 2015 pursuant to which CVR Partners agreed to acquire all of the common units of Rentech Nitrogen. Under the terms of the transaction, each eligible Rentech Nitrogen common unit issued and ...


    By CVR Partners, LP

  • Plant strategies for optimising nitrate intake

    The less nitrogen there is in the soil, the better plants are at using it. Researchers from INRA, CNRS and CIRAD, in cooperation with Czech colleagues, have recently shed light on the crucial role of a protein that enables plants to not only assess their environment but also activate the proper adaptive response based on the conditions. This research, published in the 2 March 2015 issue of Nature ...

  • Nitrogen fixation conference

    Registrations are now open for the 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference which will be held in South Australia from September 28 to October 2 this year. The conference will bring together Australian and international delegates with an interest in biological nitrogen (N) fixation. Co-hosted by the Australian Society for Nitrogen Fixation, the University of Adelaide and the SA Research and ...

  • Measuring the impacts of the Nitrates Directive on nitrogen emissions

    The EU’s Nitrates Directive has led to significant decreases in nitrogen pollution in Europe, a new study suggests. Modelled scenarios with and without implementation of the Directive showed that it had resulted in a 16% reduction of nitrate leaching by 2008. These improvements could be further increased as implementation becomes stricter, the researchers conclude. More nitrogen is applied ...

  • In-crop nitrogen key to summer sorghum yields

    With the summer cropping season on our doorstep, growers are weighing up their planting options against the market, seasonal conditions and gross margin calculations. For many the summer cropping rotation will include sorghum and maximising crop yield and profitability will be a key driver of all pre-plant and in-crop agronomic decisions. Recent research funded by the GRDC, Queensland Alliance ...

  • Nitrogen fixation helps double some African farm yields

    A large-scale research and development project has shown that giving farmers resources and advice on nitrogen fixation through legume plants can double yields and boost incomes in Africa. But not all farmers are benefiting from this practice due to a lack of access to inputs, such as fertilisers says Ken Giller, the leader of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Arcadia Biosciences Takes Next Step to Enable Farmers to Receive Carbon Credits for Reduced Nitrogen Fertilizer Use

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, today announced that the company has submitted a carbon credit methodology to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The methodology would allow ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Nitrogen fertiliser `could prevent locust swarms`

    A surprising finding promises a cheap and environmentally friendly way of controlling locust swarms, a major plague that devastates crops around the world. Land erosion caused by heavy livestock grazing promotes ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nitrogen fertilizers` impact on lawn soils

    Nitrogen fertilizers from farm fields often end up in aquatic ecosystems, resulting in water quality problems, such as toxic algae and underwater ‘dead zones’. There are concerns that fertilizers used on lawns may also contribute to these problems. All of the lawns in the United States cover an area almost as large as Florida, making turfgrass our largest ‘crop’ and lawn ...

  • Iron deficiency in soil threatens soybean production

    An expansion of soybean production into areas where soybean has seldom, if ever, been grown can be problematic for some farmers. Soils having high pH values and large amounts of calcium and/or magnesium carbonate are notoriously iron deficient. Iron deficient soils in the North Central United States are estimated to reduce soy bean production by 12.5 million bushels every year. John Wiersma, a ...

  • Nitrogen recommendations based on crop reflectance

    Nitrogen fertilizer is usually applied in greater quantities to corn than almost any other crop. But when it’s applied in excess of requirements, loss of the excess fertilizer to the environment can contribute to degraded water quality. One of the challenges to making an appropriate nitrogen fertilizer recommendation is the potential variability in soil nitrogen availability that may occur ...

  • Corn colour can tell farmers how much fertilizer to apply

    Nitrogen fertilizer is a key ingredient for growing a good corn crop. It is not unusual for a well-fertilized crop to yield more than twice as much as an unfertilized crop. But how much nitrogen should corn producers apply to their crop? Researchers at the University of Missouri help answer this question in a study of how much light is reflected from corn plants reported in the May–June issue of ...

  • Less nitrogen could increase profit & sustainability

    More fertilizer doesn't always mean more profit. That's one conclusion from a 10-year study conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency’s Soil Plant Nutrient Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colo., and colleagues at Colorado State University. From 1998 to 2008, the researchers evaluated and compared potential management strategies for reducing nitrogen and nitrate ...

  • Engineering rice that needs less fertiliser

    Genetic modification (GM) of crops is one of the more recent technological advances in agriculture designed to meet increasing demand for food. New research reveals that rice can be modified to use nitrogen more efficiently, thus reducing the need for nitrogen fertilisers while increasing yields. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that food production ...

  • Australian scientists may have solved an ecological riddle

    In a paper published this week in Nature, the authors – including Dr Ying Ping Wang from The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research – say that nitrogen fixation has long been recognised as an important process in controlling responses of many ecosystems – particularly boreal and temperate forests – to global environmental change. “However, there have been significant discrepancies ...

  • Dosage of fertiliser helps to enhance quality of wheat

    Breaking up the dosage of fertilizer into three phases of application enhances the quality of wheat and limits its negative effects on the environment. This is the conclusion of the PhD thesis of University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) researcher, Teresa Fuentes Mendizábal, presented at the Faculty of Science and Technology. Wheat yields have increased over the decades, more concretely during ...


    By AlphaGalileo Ltd

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