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FEATURED ARTICLE  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. This has implications for responsibly managing both plant nutrition and irrigation.. Click here to continue reading

 

 


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Fertigation Fertilizer Compatibility Chart

Fertigation Fertilizer Compatibility Chart

There are many facets to getting fertigation right. One of them is considering the fertilizers' compatibility. We hope our compatibility chart will come in handy. Read more...

Nutrient Uptake in Plants

Nutrient Uptake in Plants

Understanding nutrient uptake is vital for optimal day-to-day farm management. Read more...

Aluminum in Soil

Aluminum in Soil

Aluminum in soil can be bad news for almost every aspect of plant growth and productive development. Learn how to avoid aluminum toxicity in your crops. Read more...

Silicon in Agriculture and Plant Nutrition

Silicon in Agriculture and Plant Nutrition

Silicon is recently becoming recognized as a beneficial plant nutrient and many growers already include it in their crop fertility programs. Read more...

What’s in a Yield Goal?

What’s in a Yield Goal?

Setting a realistic yield goal each and every year is one of the most important steps in both crop stewardship and farm economics. Read more...

Fertilizing with Organic Matter

Fertilizing with Organic Matter

Talking about soil carbon is all the rage these days, but what does this have to do with productive and sustainable agriculture? The answer: a whole lot. Read more...

Five Things You Must Know About Using Urea Fertilizers

Five Things You Must Know About Using Urea Fertilizers

Urea was first synthesized by the German chemist Friedrich Wöhler in 1828. Before that time, organic sources of nitrogen such as urine, night soil, manure, and compost were the only means to deliver this important macro-nutrient to the soil. Read more...

Decision Support Systems for Agriculture: What’s out there?

Decision Support Systems for Agriculture: What’s out there?

Agricultural decision support systems (AgriDSS) are information technology (IT) resources that are designed to help farmers tackle complex problems in crop production, utilizing the best available data and knowledge about scientifically-sound best practices. Read more...

Five Ways to Minimize Nitrate Leaching

Five Ways to Minimize Nitrate Leaching

Nitrogen is an essential plant macro-nutrient, and while seventy-eight percent of the earth’s atmosphere is composed of nitrogen, is is not in a form available to most plants (with the exception of some nitrogen-fixing legumes that harness it with a bacterial symbiosis). Therefore, fertilizer is applied to crops in forms that are readily taken-up by plant roots, as nitrate (NO3) and ammonium (NH4). Read more...

Calcium Nitrate

Calcium Nitrate

Calcium nitrate is a salt mainly produced for plant nutrition purposes, and for wastewater treatment. It is a source of both calcium and nitrogen, for plants. Read more...


Articles per Topics

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

Fertigation Fertilizer Compatibility Chart
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