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NEW NUTRIENT UPTAKE IN PLANTS

What does nutrient uptake have to do with daily activities on the farm? The availability and mobility of the 13 plant nutrients in the soil and in the plant itself is highly variable, and this has implications for responsibly managing both plant nutrition and irrigation.. Click here to continue reading

 

 


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Nitrogen Management

Nitrogen Management

Nitrogen is one of the most important essential elements for plants and is required in comparatively large amounts. Successful nitrogen management can optimize crop yields and increase profitability while minimizing nitrogen losses to the environment. read more...

Magnesium in plants and soil

Magnesium in plants and soil

Magnesium is an essential plant nutrient. It has a wide range of key roles in many plant functions. One of the magnesium's well-known roles is in the photosynthesis process, as it is a building block of the Chlorophyll, which makes leaves appear green. read more...

Sulfur in plants and soil

Sulfur in plants and soil

Sulfur is an essential nutrient for plant growth. In recent years, sulfur deficiencies have become more frequent and the importance of sulfur in crop production is becoming more and more recognized. read more...

Zinc in plants

Zinc in plants

Zinc (Zn) is one of the eight essential micronutrients. It is needed by plants in small amounts, but yet crucial to plant development. read more...

Timing and Frequency of Fertilizer Application

Timing and Frequency of Fertilizer Application

Timing of fertilizer application has a significant effect on crop yields. Proper timing of the fertilizer application increases yields, reduces nutrient losses, increases nutrient use efficiency and prevents damage to the environment. read more...

Towards 2050 - Sustainable Strategies to Feeding the World

Towards 2050 - Sustainable Strategies to Feeding the World

ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and DSS (Decision support systems) as a sustainable strategy to increase crop yields and reduce environmental pollution The Challenge - Gap in Food Production World population is expected to grow by over a third by 2050. This means that market demand for food will continue to grow. Projections show that feeding a world population of 9.1 billion people in 2050 would require raising overall food production by some 70 percent (Fig.1) in order to feed the world. Production in the developing countries would need to almost double. read more...

Ammonium/Nitrate Ratio

Ammonium/Nitrate Ratio

Nitrogen is the building block of amino acids, proteins and chlorophyll. Plants can absorb nitrogen either as Nitrate (NO3-) or Ammonium (NH4+), and therefore, the total uptake of nitrogen usually consists of a combination of these two forms. read more...

Potassium in Plants

Potassium in Plants

Potassium is an essential plant nutrient and is required in large amounts for proper growth and reproduction of plants. Potassium is considered second only to nitrogen, when it comes to nutrients needed by plants, and is commonly considered as the “quality nutrient.” read more...


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Crops Guide

Nutrient Management of Cannabis
Corn Futures for 2016
Guide to Growing Sugarcane
Optimizing Fertilizer Formulations for Improved Grain Yields
Growing Potatoes
Citrus Fertilizer Management
Corn Fertilizer Recommendations
Almond Growing Conditions
Fertilizer Recommendations for Soybean
Guidelines for Coffee Growing
Banana Fertilizer Management
Avocado Nutrient Management
Tomato Fertilizer Requirements

Plant Nutrition

Nutrient Uptake in Plants
Silicon in Agriculture and Plant Nutrition
Chloride - an Essential Nutrient or Harmful Element?
Ammonium/Nitrate Ratio
Phosphorus in Soil and Plants
Timing and Frequency of Fertilizer Application
Understanding Plant Tissue Analysis
Nitrogen Management
Optimizing fertilizer application rates
Foliar Feeding
Plant Nutrients
Magnesium in plants and soil
Boron in Plants
Sulfur in plants and soil
Iron Nutrition in Plants
Zinc in plants
Calcium in Plants and Soil
Can Mineral Nutrition Affect Plant Disease?
Visual Identification of Nutrient Deficiencies
Giving Fertilizer Recommendations
Plug plants – Testing and Monitoring Nutritional Status
How Does the Electrical Conductivity Affect Plant Growth?
Potassium in Plants

Soils

Aluminum in Soil
Interpreting Soil Test Results - The Extraction Method
Understanding PPM in soil
Cation-Anion Balance in Water and Soil
Cation Exchange Capacity of Soils
Sodic soils and their management
Soil Test Interpretation Guide
How to Raise Soil pH
Soil Salinity
Soil Chemical Analysis as a Tool for Evaluating Nutrient Availability
How to Prevent and Manage Soil Salinity
Potassium in Soil
Physical Properties of Growing Media
How to Interpret Your Soil Test Results
How to Choose a Liming Material
How to Manage Soil Fertility
Soil Acidity
Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on your Soil Test Report
The Complete Guide to Pre-Plant Fertilizer Application

Hydroponics & Fertigation

Irrigation scheduling in soilless culture
How to Balance Nutrient Solutions
The challenges of Growing in a Closed Hydroponic System
pH Adjustment in Fertigation
Fertigation Best Practices (I)
Preparation of Fertilizer Stock Solutions for Fertigation
Hydroponic Systems
Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions
How To Successfully Choose Growing Media
Fertilizer Injectors
How to Calibrate & Test Your Fertilizer Injectors
Fertility Management in Container Plants
Fertigation

Water Quality

Water Salinity Effect on Soil
Water pH, Alkalinity and Buffering Capacity
Testing Your Irrigation Water
Irrigation Water Quality
Managing Irrigation Water Quality Problems
Water Disinfection With Chlorine
Chlorine Chemicals Used for Water Disinfection
The Electrical Conductivity of Water

Irrigation

Irrigation Scheduling in Soilless Culture
Water Requirements of Crops
Drip Irrigation Systems
How to Prevent Clogging in Drip Systems
Irrigation Scheduling Using Tensiometers - I
Irrigation Scheduling and Tensiometers - II

Fertilizers

Fertilizing with Organic Matter
Five Things You Must Know About Using Urea Fertilizers
Five Ways to Minimize Nitrate Leaching
Calcium Nitrate
Fertilizer Calculator
Fertilizer Solubility
The 5 Common Fertilizer Management Mistakes Growers Make
Chelated Fertilizers and Their Use
Nitrogen Fertilizers
Fertilizer Analysis and composition

Precision Fertilization and Sustainability

Towards 2050 - Sustainable Strategies to Feeding the World
What’s in a Yield Goal?
Decision Support Systems for Agriculture: What’s out there?
Precision Agriculture-What is it and why should you care?
Fertilizer Optimization – Combining Research and Big Data