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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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Cation-Anion Balance in Water and Soil

Cation-Anion Balance in Water and Soil

Cation-anion balance of a given system is calculated by comparing the total charge of the positive-charged ions (cations) with the total charge of the negative-charged ions (anions). read more...

Understanding PPM in soil

Understanding PPM in soil

The numbers on the soil test reports may be expressed in different units. Many times, even the same lab expresses different elements in different units. read more...

Interpreting Soil Test Results - The Extraction Method

Interpreting Soil Test Results - The Extraction Method

Different soil labs might provide different results for the same soil sample. This can be very confusing for growers and agronomists, who need to design proper fertilization program. One of the major reason for this inconsistency is that different laboratories use different extraction methods (testing methods). read more...

Soil Chemical Analysis as a Tool for Evaluating Nutrient Availability

Soil Chemical Analysis as a Tool for Evaluating Nutrient Availability

Soil test results may be very confusing and raise many questions, such as – Why do different labs give different results for the same soil sample? Why do they give a different interpretation? Why can’t we just test the actual amount of nutrients in the soil? What is the meaning of "available nutrients"? Why are there so many different testing methods? read more...

Fertilizer Analysis and composition

Fertilizer Analysis and composition

Composition, analysis and grade of different fertilizers read more...

Nitrogen Fertilizers

Nitrogen Fertilizers

There are many types of nitrogen fertilizers, each is characterized by different nitrogen forms and as a result, have a different effect on plants. read more...

Chelated Fertilizers and Their Use

Chelated Fertilizers and Their Use

The word "Chelate" is derived from the Greek word for "Claw". Metallic chelates are a complex of a metal ion bound to an organic molecule (ligand). read more...

Tomato Fertilizer Requirements

Tomato Fertilizer Requirements

The fertilizer requirements of tomato are high and it needs frequent fertilizer applications. The key for growing high-yielding tomato is applying the right fertilizer mixture, at the right rate and at the right time. read more...

Plug plants – Testing and Monitoring Nutritional Status

Plug plants – Testing and Monitoring Nutritional Status

Plug plants production present many challenges to growers. Seedlings are sensitive, plug volume is small and any mistake might cause critical delay or even loss of plants. read more...

Understanding Plant Tissue Analysis

Understanding Plant Tissue Analysis

Plant tissue analysis is a chemical analysis of plant leaves and other organs. Generally, a higher availability of a nutrient in the soil translates into a greater concentration of that nutrient in the plant. read more...


All Articles

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