Conserving Finite Resources: The Importance of Maximizing Fertilizer Uptake in Plants

Originally published on Foliar-Pak By George C. Murray, President of EnP Perhaps it’s just me, but every time I pour fertilizer onto my small crop of rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries, I feel lucky. Lucky that we live in a time and place where companies around the world have spent the time and energy to […]

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University of Florida offers Nutrient Management 2 online

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses: Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) Starts August 31! Train yourself and your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida […]

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The benefits of supplemental CO2 are worth the cost

Originally published in Issue 8 The benefits of supplemental carbon dioxide (CO2) on greenhouse crops are easy to quantify. Faster production times, higher yields and larger fruit are some of the results of incorporating CO2 into the greenhouse atmosphere to optimize plant growth. Greenhouse crop consultant Marco de Bruin at de Bruin Greenhouse Consulting never […]

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Nutrient guidelines for hydroponic tomato production

By Victor Loaiza, on behalf of Hort Americas It is important to conduct water and nutrient solution analyses on a regular basis to ensure hydroponic tomatoes are receiving the proper level of nutrients. Making sure that hydroponically-grown tomatoes receive the proper nutrient levels requires testing water and nutrient solutions. Growers also need to confirm that […]

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The nuances of crop fertilization

Originally published in Issue 5 Regardless of the crop being grown or the irrigation system being used, growers face the same issues related to water quality, nutrient delivery and nutrient uptake. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to fertilizing plants. Regardless of the crop being grown, whether ornamental or vegetable, different species have […]

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Online fertilizer training course from University of Florida begins on July 18

The online course “Nutrient Management (Level 1)/Manejo de Nutrientes (Nivel 1)” offered by University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF) helps growers make better crop management decisions. This course is designed for US and international growers that have practical experience or entry university level, and are in production, technical or sales roles. The course is offered […]

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Pre-Empt Organic Hydroponic Fertilizer

Proudly brought to the commercial Hydroponic and Organic grower by Hort Americas and specifically developed for re-circulating NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), the Pre-Empt Organic Hydroponic Fertilizer is packed with the essential micro and macro nutrients, amino acids and vitamins your plants hunger for! Pre-Empt goes through a FIVE stage fermenting process which is above and […]

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Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 5

Urban Ag News Issue 5 | April 2014 Click here to download the issue. Includes: Vertical Farming Competes with Conventional Ag More Research Focusing on Greenhouse Food Crops The Nuances of Crop Fertilization

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Hort Americas recent article on “Using Organics Fertilizers in Hydroponic Lettuce Production”

We really felt that this article was worth re-blogging. Thanks to Dave Kuack and Hort Americas for the content on your Blog June 13, 2013. With the increased interest in organic produce by growers, retailers and consumers, researchers at Kansas State University looked at the production of hydroponically-grown lettuce using organic fertilizers. Jason Nelson, who […]

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