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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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Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on your Soil Test Report

Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on your Soil Test Report

In addition to nutrient levels, your soil test report may include other essential parameters. Understanding these parameters can help you with making not only important decisions but the right decisions regarding your crop management. read more...

The challenges of Growing in a Closed Hydroponic System

The challenges of Growing in a Closed Hydroponic System

Growing in nutrient solutions, allow the crop to develop in a sterile environment and liberate the grower from many soil cultivation practices such as mulching, tilling, and weeding. read more...

January 2016, SMART! was granted an Award for its "Groundbreaking innovative technology"

January 2016, SMART! was granted an Award for its "Groundbreaking innovative technology"

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Soil Acidity

Soil Acidity

Soil acidification is a natural process that accelerates dramatically in areas with productive agricultural. The pH scale indicates whereas the soil is alkaline or acidic - as the concentration of hydronium cations (H+) in the soil increases, the pH lowers and the soil acidity rises. Limestone contributes to the soil buffering ability and therefore has a neutralizing effect on the pH level. Yet, in areas where the soil is poor in limestone, the acidification occurs rapidly. read more...

Fertilizer Recommendations for Soybean

Fertilizer Recommendations for Soybean

Fertilizer Recommendations for Soybean Soybeans high yields are possible only when the crop meets its nutritional requirements. In many cases, mismanagement of nitrogen application prevents the soybeans grower from achieving the yield potential. read more...

Water Salinity Effect on Soil

Water Salinity Effect on Soil

When salts build up in soil, or in the growing medium, their concentration might become excessive. Salts are added to soil with the irrigation water and with applied fertilizers. Applying more water than that needed by the crop leaches the salt below the root zone, deeper into the soil, or out of the growing medium when growing container plants. read more...

Guidelines for Coffee Growing

Guidelines for Coffee Growing

Coffee, a major commodity on the global market, was originated from Ethiopia. Nowadays, coffee is cultivated in Latin-America, in the sub-Saharan Africa and in the Far East - from India to Indonesia. Suited best for highlands, the Arabica variety exceed the Robusta variety in both taste and price and thus occupying 75% of the coffee plantations area around the world. read more...

Banana Fertilizer Management

Banana Fertilizer Management

A good fertilizing management starts before the planting, therefore It is best to take a soil test and to plan the optimize nutrition program. read more...

Avocado Nutrient Management

Avocado Nutrient Management

Avocado plantations, originated from Central America, are considered to be far from reaching their full yield potential. Among the yield reduction causes, we could find inadequate fertilizer management. read more...

How to Manage Soil Fertility

How to Manage Soil Fertility

From an agricultural point of view, a fertile soil is one that can provide adequate amounts of nutrients for plant growth. This results in better crop yields and quality. Factors Affecting Soil Fertility – What Makes a Soil Fertile? 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