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  • Fertilizer placement affects nutrient leaching patterns

    Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) are a widely used method of delivering nutrients to nursery container crops. The fertilizers contain encapsulated solid mineral nutrients that dissolve slowly in water, and are then released into substrates over an extended period of time. Although the use of CRFs is an accepted practice, growers and researchers are always looking for ways to decrease ...

  • Improve crop yield by removing manure solids

    Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present. The ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in manure is low in relation to the nutrient needs of most crops. Therefore, crops tend to be overloaded with manure to meet the nitrogen requirement of agricultural crops, but the excess phosphorus from the process can ...

  • Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker

    One of the world's largest fertilizer makers is settling a massive hazardous waste lawsuit for nearly $2 billion to help clean up pollution and upgrade leaky facilities in Florida and Louisiana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agreement with Minnesota-based The Mosaic Co. on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Farmers Prefer Liquid Fertilizer – Enduramaxx Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Farmers have been demonstrating a preference for liquid fertiliser, according to Farming UK. Many are finding it to be more efficient, something that has led to a significant increase in investment at BFS Fertiliser Services, the award-winning UK leaders in crop nutrition. The company has recently installed seven new liquid fertiliser storage tanks at the BFS Fertilisers’ production centre, ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Washington fertilizer distributors fined over $33,000 for failing to properly plan for chemical releases at eight facilities (WA)

    Two Washington ammonia fertilizer distributors have agreed to pay over $33,000 for failing to update their plans for preventing chemical releases at eight facilities throughout Washington. AG Link, Inc. will pay $13,521 and Colfax Grange Supply Co., Inc. will pay $19,986 to settle alleged violations of the Risk Management provisions of section 112(r) of the federal Clean Air Act. In October 2009, ...

  • 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.

  • Kick-off Eco-Innovation project WAVALUE

    In July 2012, the WAVALUE project is launched aiming at the investigation of innovative digestate treatment technologies. This European project is supported by the Eco-Innovation program. Colsen collaborates with Spanish partners: EKONEK, NEIKER and BLUE AGRO. The research activities focus on processing of digestate with ‘spouted bed' techniques aiming at production of tailor-made N-P-K ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Mono Pump Set To Repeat 30 Year Success

    A Mono Compact C progressing cavity pump provided by NOV has been specified as a replacement for a previous Mono pump that had operated without any problems for over 30 years. The new pump is being used in a fertilizer production process by GrowHow – a leading UK fertilizer manufacturer, and a major supplier ...

  • Spreading the Word about a Successful Agitation Boat Field Demo

    Puck Custom Enterprises, a Cornell pump distributor, showcased their agitation boats and direct injection technology at a farm in Merced, California last week. The demo days, designed to let dairymen and other interested parties see the power of the agitation boat and the benefits of applying the liquid manure to the field using a drag hose system, was held at a working dairy with a very solids ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • 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.

  • Cornell distributor PCE Pumping Systems Sponsoring Nutrient Management Field Demonstrations in Merced, CA.

    California Field Day demonstrations July 17 to 19 Seeing is believing in many endeavors. Renowned manure management company PCE Pumping Systems is letting attendees ‘see’ how to address manure lagoon management and direct injection application at hands-on classes in Merced, California. Held at a working dairy, the demonstrations will address the considerable solids build-up in a ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Bion Announces Kreider Farms Project Sampling Results

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the test results from the most recent round of sampling of its system at the Kreider Farms dairy operation. These samplings will be part of Bion's submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for the issuance of its final water quality permit and approval of Bion's nutrient ...

  • Nitrogen Use Efficient Rice Demonstrates an Average Yield Increase of 30 Percent in Four Years of Field Trials

    Four years of field trials with a leading line of Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) rice have demonstrated an average 30 percent yield increase over conventional controls. These results were reported jointly today by Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). CIAT has ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • BiOWiSH™-Crop receives Organic Certification

    July 13, 2011  For Immediate Release CHICAGO, IL - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has issued a certification approving BiOWiSH™-Crop as an organic material. The certification allows organic farmers throughout the United States to use BiOWiSH-Crop™ as a fertilizer and soil amendment on all crop types. ...


    By BiOWiSH Technologies

  • America`s Emerging Bioeconomy

    AMES, Iowa, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - Robert Anex wants to know what would happen if the increasing demand for ethanol prompts American farmers to decide against crop rotation and plant corn on the same fields, year after year. This spring farmers responded to the ethanol industry's demand for grain by increasing their corn acreage by 19 percent over last year, according to U.S. ...

  • Global Ecology Begins Construction on 70 Acre Organic Soil Amendment Site

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC), (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) has received the last tranche of the funding necessary to begin the construction process on its first domestic organic soil amendment site in Castleberry, Alabama. The location, which encompasses nearly 70 acres, will be one of the largest of its kind in the U.S., and will be capable of producing approximately 40,000 cubic yards ...

  • BiOWiSH™-Hydroponic receives Organic Certification

    July 18, 2011  For Immediate Release CHICAGO, IL - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has certified BiOWiSH™-Hydroponic as an organic material. BiOWiSH™-Hydroponic is a commercial fertilizer that helps stimulate microbial activity, increase nutrient availability and improve plant vigor, while preventing sludge build-up and problematic scaling in dripper ...


    By BiOWiSH Technologies

  • Ethanol plant construction begins in Alberta

    Construction has begun on an ethanol plant beside the Growing Power Hairy Hill biorefinery in northeastern Alberta. In August, the facility will start to buy 110,000 tonnes of wheat and triticale from local farmers for ethanol production. The 40 million litre ethanol plant will produce wet distillers grain for the adjacent 36,000 head Highland Feeders feedlot and ethanol for the Alberta ...


    By Growing Power Hairy Hill LP

  • 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 ...

  • Advanced Biofuel Center announces Couple Biodiesel oil Crops progress

    The Advanced Biofuel Center  (ABC) recently announced progress on its work with its mission "more Biodiesel oil per hectare" by developing two or more dedicated Biodiesel Crops in same acreage and that without extra inputs.  According to the ABC, it has developed a highly productive procedure and system of plantation of a couple of oil crops in same land area and a set of best practices ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

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