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  • EPA requires major agricultural chemical dealer to safely manage pesticides

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with two associated companies for the improper storage and containment of agricultural pesticides. Fertizona, a large fertilizer and crop protection retailer, and Compton Ag Services operate six facilities in Arizona and California subject to the enforcement actions. They have agreed to pay a total of $133,240 in civil ...

  • Nitrous Fertiliser Prices Remain High Despite Falling Fuel Prices – Liquid Fertilizer Tanks Enable Bulk Buying Savings

    Falling fuel prices.  International gas prices falling by about 27 per cent compared to last year’s prices.  Yet nitrogenous fertilizers continue to remain high, according to Herald Scotland.  With gas accounting for around 60 per cent of ammonia’s production costs, AN (ammonium nitrate) and urea values seem to be remaining pretty much the same. Spot crop and milk-farm ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Over a Dozen Georgia Police Offers Exposed to Chemicals & Mold at Marijuana Grow House

    Earlier this month, the Ledger-Enquirer published a story about the bust of a marijuana grow house in Columbus, Georgia. According to the article, fourteen police officers served a search warrant on the grow house and were exposed to chemicals used to grow the illegal marijuana plants as well as mold due to the conditions inside the property. This all too common case ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Manure matters! How can you turn poultry manure into value? Poul-AR produces fertilizer and sustainable energy from poultry waste

    Colsen has developed a new technology to valorize poultry manure. Until now poultry manure is considered a waste stream with a considerable cost, Poul-AR® now represents an important valorization step, by which the manure will generate nutrients and energy. This is directly associated with considerable operational benefits and thus represents a large added value ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Love a lush, green lawn?

    A lush green lawn is lovely to look at, but too much of a good thing can be bad. Often, that beautiful lawn is the result of regular fertilizing. An abundance of nitrogen and other nutrients in natural waterways can cause trouble for aquatic plant and animal life. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus can cause an overgrowth of algae in the water, which then blocks light from getting to native ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Soil nitrogen test measures microbial nitrogen

    Contrary to the prevailing view, cereal crops derive the majority of their nitrogen from the soil, not fertilizer. Soils differ considerably in microbial activities that determine nitrogen-supplying power, and these differences must be taken into account if nitrogen fertilizers are to be used efficiently. The Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test (ISNT) was developed for this purpose, and involves ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Chemtech World expo 2011

    Chemtech Foundation will, for the 25th time, bring together the entire cross-section of India' s Chemical and Process Industry from Suppliers to Sellers to Manufacturers across Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizers and other Process Industries. From February 23-26, 2011 ifu Hamburg will be present at the german pavilion to inform about Umberto, Umberto for Carbon Footprint, Sabento, e!Sankey ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • Public consultation launched on a proposal for revision of the harmonised classification and labelling on bisphenol A

    ECHA invites the parties concerned to comment on a new proposal for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) on bisphenol A. The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on 11 October 2013. France has submitted a proposal to amend the current harmonised classification and labelling of bisphenol A from reproductive toxicity category 2 (hazard statement code H361f) to ...

  • Silage Production Hindered – Silage Inoculation, Sprayers and Vertical Storage Tanks

    If you follow Farming Life then you may have heard their report that it might not be a very good year for silage production.  Tests on grass this year have shown that nitrate levels are high and that sugar and dry matter low.  Apparently, a combination of changeable weather has resulted in conditions that are far from ideal for grass. Speaking to Farming Life, expert Tommy Armstrong ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Agribotix Wins Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year Award

    Agribotix, a provider of drone-derived agricultural intelligence, was selected as this year’s winner of the coveted Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year award. The award recognizes companies that demonstrate the highest level of creativity, innovation, and dedication in the field. “We are humbled that the Association selected Agribotix for this exclusive prize,” said Tom ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved

    The most important fertilizer for producing food is, at the same time, one of the most important risks for human health: nitrogen. Chemical compounds containing reactive nitrogen are major drivers of air and water pollution worldwide, and hence of diseases like asthma or cancer. If no action is taken, nitrogen pollution could rise by 20 percent by 2050 in a middle-of-the-road scenario, according ...

  • Ultra-fine coatings on sediment grains influence nitrate and sulfate storage in soil

    Tiny sediment grains are covered with a very fine-grained, complex mixture of minerals in an open fabric that results in a large surface area in contact with water between the grains. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are studying this microscopic layer and finding that the mineral composition of these coatings on sediment grains in the unsaturated zone (i.e., between land surface ...

  • Eco friendly advice for healthy lawns and greenscapes (PA)

    Beautiful lawns are a big part of summer, but the average lawn can eat up your free time and cost a bundle to maintain. Going with eco-friendly methods can actually save you time and money, and help the environment. A thick, full lawn reduces soil erosion, filters contaminants from rainwater and absorbs airborne pollutants like dust and soot. Grass is also great at converting carbon dioxide to ...

  • EPA, OSHA and ATF Provide Information and Lessons Learned About the Safe Storage, Handling and Management of Ammonium Nitrate

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a chemical advisory that provides information on the hazards of ammonium nitrate (AN) storage, handling and management. This action supports the goals of President Obama’s August 2013 executive order on ...

  • New CapDI for Horticulture Brochures!

    Voltea, the world’s leader in membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©), has created and published a new brochure that focuses on how CapDI benefits the horticulture industry. CapDI tunably removes and controls ...


    By Voltea B.V.

  • Precision Fertiliser Project Underway

    Always a good source of farming related news and information, The Western Morning News reveals how a consortium of British businesses led by GrowHow UK has won funding to support the development of an automated system for the precision application of nitrogen fertiliser and plant growth regulators. The £1 million kitty required to develop the precision technology is funded through ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Environmental entrepreneurs: Mexico’s Alibio harnesses the power of microbes

    A Mexican company uses microbes to reduce chemicals used in agriculture and water treatment. What do bacteria have to do with clean water and sustainable agriculture? Mexican entrepreneur Alfredo Suárez Rivero has built his business, AliBio, around the ability of bacteria and other microbes to treat wastewater and reduce the use of polluting ...

  • Nitrogen in reclaimed water can benefit turfgrass

    As competition for fresh water increases and fertilizer prices rise, the horticulture industry is looking to reclaimed wastewater as a valuable resource for supplying irrigation and necessary nutrients for urban landscapes. In the U.S., Florida is a leading user of recycled water; more than 50% of the state's reclaimed water is being put to use for irrigation of recreational areas such as golf ...

  • G8 hunger aid insufficient, report warns

    The package of aid interventions that the world"s eight wealthiest nations put in place last year to respond to the food-price crisis of 2007-08 was insufficient, according to a new report  from the U.K. Hunger Alliance and the Oakland Institute. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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