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  • Fertilize the ocean, cool the planet?

    Original story at MIT News Like the leaves of New England maples, phytoplankton, the microalgae at the base of most oceanic food webs, photosynthesize when exposed to sunlight. In the process, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting it to carbohydrates and oxygen. Many phytoplankton species also release dimethyl ...

  • 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 ...

  • Greening Pepsi, from fertilizer to bottles

    Pepsi recently demonstrated its commitment to reducing its environmental impacts up and down the value chain with two rapid-fire announcements about new initiatives. The old-school approach to greening is to focus on operations within the proverbial "four walls." But Pepsi, like other leaders, is approaching sustainability more holistically, with much greater impact. I recently spoke with Tim ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fertile ground santa fe reporter

    By Lucas Conley It didn’t take an MBA to identify the bottleneck in Kenneth Baltz’ supply chain. “His entire supply of eggs would be sold out within two hours of opening the Farmers Market,” Sarah Noss, the executive director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute, recalls. “Then he’d just have to sit there for the rest of the day.” Baltz needed ...

  • Research to restore the fertility of earth`s soils

    In keynote addresses at the FAO Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 28 and April 29, 2009, soil fertility experts from the Nutrition Security Institute, (NSI) a non-profit organization located in Bellevue, Washington, presented advances and understandings in biotic soil fertility as a proven solution to the serious problems facing global agriculture. Their dual ...

  • SGS Soil Fertility Services now available in Canada

    This year SGS Canada, in conjunction with SGS Mid-West Seed Services in Brookings, SD (USA), has started work with large fertilizer dealers in Western Canada.  SGS is offering custom GPS (Global Positioning System) soil sampling and analysis for more than one million acres of farm ground within Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Through SGS Crop Services, these retailers are able to ...


    By SGS

  • Global Ecology Announces Development of Fertilizer Production Facilities

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC), (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC), announced today the signing of letters of intent with three towns in southern Alabama; Castleberry, Fort Deposit and White Hall, to develop waste remediation facilities for the production of natural fertilizer and soil additives. As an added benefit, the deployment of GEC's organic waste remediation technology will greatly reduce ...

  • Nominations Open for 2015 4R Advocate Awards Program

    The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today launched the 2015 4R Advocate Awards Program with a call for entries from retailers wishing to highlight the exceptional nutrient stewardship practices of their grower customers.  The 4R Advocate Award program, now in its fourth year, recognizes farmers who are protecting the environment, boosting profitability and benefiting society through nutrient ...

  • Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute Join Forces to Promote a Culture of Safety and Security at the Nation’s Retail Fertilizer Outlets

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) are announcing plans to create ResponsibleAg, an independent, not-for-profit organization designed to support fertilizer retailers’ compliance with federal safety and security regulations.  During the announcement, made at a March 6 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, Crop Production ...

  • 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 ...

  • Participatory breeding program assists organic tomato growers

    Organic tomato production is growing rapidly in Midwestern states in the US, as evidenced by a USDA study that found certified organic tomato production increased more than 277% in the region from 2007-2011. The authors of a report in the September 2015 issue of HortScience say that to keep up with high consumer demand, organic tomato growers need to identify cultivars that are well-adapted to ...

  • Rice Farmers in China use Less Fertilizer, Increase Yield

    “Rice farmers can decrease their nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide use by around 20%, and increase their yield by 10% by using the ‘three controls technology’ (3CT),” says Dr. Xuhua Zhong, crop physiologist at the Rice Research Institute of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDRRI).  The meaning of “three controls” is controlling the amount of ...

  • Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute Join Forces to Establish ResponsibleAg

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) in Feb. 28, 2014, announced plans to create ResponsibleAg, an independent, not-for-profit organization designed to support fertilizer retailers’ compliance with federal safety and security regulations. Under ResponsibleAg, retail fertilizer dealerships will have access to comprehensive inspections ...

  • Ohio State Agronomy Workshop Jan. 19 to Focus on Soil Fertility

    Healthy soils are a key ingredient to produce strong crop yields, and understanding what nutrients your soils need is a fundamental step in that process, says an educator in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Soil fertility is crucial to maximizing yield potential when growing crops, said Amanda Douridas, an Ohio State University Extension ...


    By Ohio State University

  • JetBlue To Launch Composting Program At JFK´s Terminal 5

    NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announced a partnership with Air Ventures and Royal Waste Services to compost leftovers from select restaurants in Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy ...


    By Carbonfund.org

  • West Africa Fertilizer Forum early bird rate ends on March 17th

    The West Africa Fertilizer Forum, taking place on 9-10 May in Abidjan, is brought to you by the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) and Argus. By combining WAFA’s local expertise and network and Argus’ global experience in industry events, this forum provides you with all the contacts and ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Argus FMB Asia Fertilizer Conference • 29-31 March 2017 • Beijing, China

    The Argus FMB Asia Fertilizer Conference will return to Beijing and bring together over 500 market players from over 54 countries. Mark this important date in your diary and be part of the premier fertilizer event in the region: Do business with over 500 key fertilizer producers, traders and importers Hear insight on demand potential in ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Global Ecology Corporation Announces Organic Fertilizer/Soil Amendment Production Facility in Florida

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) announced today that it is setting up an organic fertilizer/soil amendment processing facility in Florida. Global Ecology Chairman Joseph Battiato said, "We are partnering with one of the largest suppliers of raw soil amendment material in the state. Animal waste products currently create a large storage and disposal problem for Florida and for the ...

  • Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2016: Your super early bird rate ends next Friday

    If you are looking to grow your business in Africa and hear the latest analysis of consumption trends, Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer is the best place to meet key decision makers. You can network with international market players including delegates ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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