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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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Fertilizer Solubility

Fertilizer Solubility

Solubility of a fertilizer - The solubility of a fertilizer is defined as the maximal amount of the fertilizer that can be completely dissolved in a given amount of distilled water at a given temperature. read more...

Fertility Management in Container Plants

Fertility Management in Container Plants

Testing both irrigation water and leachate (drainage) solution for several parameters is an essential part of regular monitoring of fertilization and irrigation in container plants. read more...

How to Calibrate & Test Your Fertilizer Injectors

How to Calibrate & Test Your Fertilizer Injectors

There are various methods for calibration and testing fertilizer injectors (dosing pumps), and the choice of your preferred method depends on the type of your injector as well as on the components of your fertilization and irrigation systems. read more...

Fertilizer Injectors

Fertilizer Injectors

Modern fertilization systems include fertilizer injectors that belong to one of two types: fertilizer injectors that are electrically powered (independently or by a controller), or fertilizer injectors that are mechanically powered by water pressure. read more...

How To Successfully Choose Growing Media

How To Successfully Choose Growing Media

Container production has been expanding in recent years. Choosing the optimal growing media (substrate) requires special consideration, because it is much more than just an anchor for the plant: it can be crucial to successful crop. read more...

Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions

Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions

Several important factors have to be considered when preparing hydroponic nutrient solutions read more...

Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponics is defined as growing plants, using mineral nutrient solutions, without soil. read more...

Preparation of Fertilizer Stock Solutions for Fertigation

Preparation of Fertilizer Stock Solutions for Fertigation

In proportional fertigation, concentrated nutrient solutions are prepared in a number of tanks. The solutions are then injected to the irrigation water at adequate ratios. These concentrated solutions are known as "stock solutions" or "mother solutions". read more...

Fertigation Best Practices (I)

Fertigation Best Practices (I)

In fertigation, fertilizers are delivered through the irrigation water. The use of fertigation enables for highly accurate nutrient supply to plants. read more...

Fertigation

Fertigation

Fertigation, as the name implies, is the process in which fertilizers are being applied with the irrigation water: Fertilization + Irrigation. 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