Latest Plant nutrition Stories

2014-09-19 02:00:49

Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds. A review of data from more than 150 studies from the U.S. and other regions showed that high yields were linked to production systems in which corn plants took up key nutrients at specific ratios - nitrogen and phosphorus at a ratio of 5-to-1 and nitrogen and potassium at a ratio...

2014-09-09 08:22:58

Webinar to discuss use of biochemical technology to increase nutrient use efficiency and grower ROI; guest speaker Dr. Fred Below of University of Illinois will address ways to meet crop nutrient needs FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricen, a Loveland Products Company delivering biochemical-based solutions for efficient and sustainable plant nutrition, today announced that the company will host a new webinar for growers, "What Your Dry Fertilizer Doesn't Want You to Know," with...

2013-04-19 14:18:12

Although advances in agronomy, breeding, and biotechnology have dramatically increased corn grain yields, soil test values indicate that producers may not be supplying optimal nutrient levels. Moreover, many current nutrient recommendations, developed decades ago using outdated agronomic management practices and lower-yielding, non-transgenic hybrids, may need adjusting. Researchers with the University of Illinois Crop Physiology Laboratory have been re-evaluating nutrient uptake and...

2012-03-22 23:01:30

Mobile Farming Systems will include hydroponic nutrients from Phototron in its new outdoor hydroponic gardening kit, called VegBuddy. The move will put Phototron products in more homes and in front of more eyes, as VegBuddy will be sold primarily online and by infomercial. Gardena, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Phototron Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PHOT) (OTCQB: PHOT), the hydroponic growing systems company behind the “grow your own” revolution, today announced that Mobile Farming...

2011-06-16 21:35:32

Glycomics is the functional study of the entire set of sugars found in a given species. To some, the term may sound like a distant cousin of more familiar names such as genomics and proteomics. Indeed, while genomics and proteomics of several species have been extensively investigated in the last years, glycomics is still an emerging field. Now, a paper published in Science magazine by an international collaboration headed by Dr. Jose Estevez (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Brinton, William F Evans, Eric; Blewett, Craig Boron (B) is a trace element essential to crop growth in small soil concentrations (0.2-1.5ppm), yet may produce plant toxicity symptoms readily as the amount in the soil solution increases over 2ppm. Boron is present in significant amounts in recycled materials such as municipal solid waste (MSW) and coal fly ash, and therefore composts containing these ingredients may potentially exceed agronomic B levels, especially when used at heavy...

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