Synthetic Fertilisers Articles

  • 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

  • Evaluation of nutrient retention in vegetated filter strips using the SWAT model

    Nutrient fluxes in stream basins need to be controlled to achieve good water quality status. In stream basins with intensive agricultural activities, nutrients predominantly come from diffuse sources. Therefore, best management practices (BMPs) are increasingly implemented to reduce nutrient input to streams. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of vegetated filter strip (VFS) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate Smart Agriculture: Zambia’s Strategy to Reduce Emissions

    The agricultural sector is believed to be the backbone of the Zambian economy thereby alleviating problems associated with poverty and food security. The development of the sector is viewed as one sustainable way of economic growth and ‘Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger’ which is goal number one of the Millennium Development Goals (UN, 2000). The sector contributes to the growth ...


    By TractorExport

  • A New Generation of GMOs

    Is synthetic biology on its way to our farms, markets and tables? Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it  ...


    By Ensia

  • Wastes as fertilizer – Is this a way to lower food costs?

    Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilizers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters and ash from burnt biomass, would also cut fossil fuel use and save natural resources. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Evaluating cumulative effects of anthropogenic inputs in Prince Edward Island estuaries using the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)

    Estuarine eutrophication as a result of agricultural land use including the use of chemical fertilizers is increasing worldwide. Prince Edward Island, Canada has very high agricultural intensity by international standards with approximately 44% of the land area under production, and some watersheds in excess of 75% agricultural land‐use. The type of agriculture is also intensive with primarily ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • High End Golf Course on Site Composting

    The Broken Sound Golf Course in Boca Raton, FL uses Managed Organic Recycling, Inc. Compost Covers to speed up the composting curing phase and reduce odors, vectors (animals and insects), and produce quality soil amendment for use on the greens.  Compost increases soil health and water retention at the same time reducing costs for chemical fertilizers and green watering. With Managed Organic ...

  • Effect of incorporation of some wastes on a wheat-guar rotation system on soil physical and chemical properties

    Abstract Background Improving levels of organic matter in desert soils is necessary for their cultivation. A two-year study (2008 to 2010) was conducted on a sandy clay loam soil at the experimental research farm of the Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan to determine the effect of application of crop residue, sewage sludge, and humentos on selected soil properties in wheat-guar crop rotation ...

  • Regional roundup

    ANAEROBIC DIGESTER ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, part of the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC), received an investment of more than US$2.6 million for construction of an anaerobic digester through the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario. OAC, with its Center for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability, views the digester as “a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Vermicomposting with Spent Coffee Grounds

    When cheap oil and natural gas became widely available in the 20th century, this stimulated the so-called green revolution – the creation of inexpensive chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, which in turn guaranteed record American crop yields continuing to the present. Food has never been so plentiful. It turns out natural gas is one of the most significant raw materials in this ...

  • Effects of green manure and compost of pea plant on wheat

    Cereal based cropping systems have been established for food security in many countries where farmers use plenty of chemical fertilizers, but adoption of leguminous crop in the system is not popular. Excessive use of fertilizers is responsible for health and environmental hazards. Adoption of legume in cereal based cropping systems and improvement of organic fertilizer are needed to reduce ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Long-term study of properties of a xerofluvent of the guadalquivir river valley under organic fertilization

    The long-term effect of inorganic and organic fertilization in a vegetable crop rotation on soil chemical and biochemical properties was investigated in a trial in southern Spain. Two crops were grown in succession, potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and a mixed-cropped strawberry–onion (Fragaria vesca L.–Allium cepa L.). Total organic carbon (TOC), Kjeldahl-N, bicarbonate-extractable P (Olsen-P), ...

  • Effect of implementing organic farming on chemical and biochemical properties of an irrigated loam soil

    Conventional agriculture can lead to reduced soil organic matter and depletion in soil fertility. For that reason, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recommends organic matter incorporation to soils to increase their agronomic quality. This work studies the effect of the transition to organic farming on chemical and biochemical properties of a loam soil (Xerofluvent), ...

  • Dead Sea Works - Sdom, Israel

    Dead Sea Works, a business unit of ICL Fertilizers, is the world’s fourth largest producer and supplier of potash products, as well as a broad range of chemical products. These include magnesium chloride, industrial salts, de-icers, bath salts, table salt and raw materials for the cosmetic industry. Dead Sea Works serves customers in over 60 countries from manufacturing and support operations in ...

  • Use Patterns and Residue Levels of Pesticides on Mukunuwenna, a Leafy Vegetable Grown in Sri Lanka

    Intensive use of chemical imputs such as pesticides and fertilizers as a means of expanding domestic food production in Sri Lanka began in the 1960's (Abeysekera 1988). Pesticides also showed spectacular success in control of vector borne diseases such as malaria (Fernando 1989). Because of these beneficial uses of pesticides, they were used indiscriminately both in agriculture and in public ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental dimensions of fertilizer and pesticide use; relevance to Indian agriculture

    This paper presents an overview of the environmental consequences of fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture and the measures needed to mitigate the adverse impact of these chemicals on environment. The issues are then analysed from the perspective of the use of fertilizers and pesticides in Indian agriculture. Fertilizer consumption in India is concentrated in about one-third of the cultivated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HRC Pilot Test Reduces Fertilizer Contamination at an Agricultural Facility

    Site Summary Ammonia nitrate is the most common chemical used in fertilizers, providing nitrogen to plants for growth. Dichloropropane (DCP) has also become popular in agriculture as the most common pesticide sprayed on fruit and nut crops to control nematodes. When released into groundwater, nitrate and DCP can be hazardous to human health. A distributing facility in Northern California housed ...


    By Regenesis

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