Fertilizer
Crop Inputs

The Rise of Precision Agriculture

For thousands of years farmers have looked for ways to increase produce more food from a given plot of land. As

Crop Inputs

Brandt Inks Deal To Have Products Distributed in Turkey

Brandt, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has an agreement that allows Dorado Natural will distribute Brandt’s products in Turkey.

China

Brandt Expands Distribution with Beijing Office, Distribution Agreements

In an effort to expand the company’s reach in Asia, Brandt, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has signed distribution

China

Xingfa Extends Its Success to Crop Protection

The largest phosphate producer in central China, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group, is poised to become one of China's biggest glyphosate producers.

Americas

Former Oil-Dri Executive V.R. Swede Roskam Passes Away

Roskam retired in 2014 as Vice President of Sales from Oil-Dri Corporation of America where he worked for 45 years.

Africa

How Africa’s Farms Are Recovering from Ebola

After thousands fled their farms and loan programs collapsed in the wake of Ebola, international and local organizations are working to help bring them back.

Crop Inputs

FAO: Global Fertilizer Use to Grow 1.8% a Year Through 2018

Demand for nitrogen fertilizers expected to grow fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa, at 4.6% a year.

Americas

10 Crop Protection Trends For 2015

Crop protection sales expected to be stable, but wholesale change is almost certain.

Crop Inputs

Iraqi Wheat Farmers Worried About Islamic State

The Sunni militant group controls land that accounts for about 40% of Iraq's wheat production.

Crop Inputs

Crop Protection in an Increasingly Post-Patent World

Generics make up more global market share each year, and new products are poised for rapid growth.

Crop Inputs

Monsanto, Novozymes BioAg Alliance Field Trial Shows Promise

The first full-year trials show yield increases in corn and soy. Novozymes and Monsanto plan for expanded trials in 2015.

Crop Inputs

Agrium Completes Expansion, Restarts Potash Production

Agrium is setting a target production volume at 2.1 million tonnes for 2015.

Americas

The Mosaic Company Completes Acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s Fertilizer Distribution Business

Mosaic's distribution capacity in the region is expected to increase from approximately 4 million tonnes per year to 6 million tonnes.

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Africa

Zaklady Chemiczne Police to Build Phosphoric Acid Plant in Senegal

The new plant is the next step in ZChP's plan to move to full fertilizer production in Senegal and set up a fertilizer distribution center for West Africa.

Africa

IFA and the AFAP Agree to Improve Fertilizer Markets in Africa

Agreement looks to increase fertilizer use to 50 kg per hectare across Africa.

China

H.J. Baker Opens Tiger-Sulace Ace Plant in China

H.J. Baker invited customers to the Lianyungang Sulphur Bentonite Plant opening located at the ACE Group’s sulphur facility with a daylong special event earlier this year.

Asia Summit

India and The Big Shift: Part 2

India makes a play for greater global market share.

Americas

Fertilizer Organizations Join Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

Organizations join alliance to encourage industry to promote proper use of fertilizers and minimize their environmental impact in the field.

Americas

Fertilizer Prices Up; Applications Seen Reduced – Rabobank

Rising prices could see farmers reducing fertilizer applications in the medium term.

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Americas

USDA Announces Incentive-Based Initiatives to Address Climate Change

In a speech last week at Michigan State University, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change.

Crop Inputs

EU Approves Long-Pending GMO Products for Import

European Union announced on Friday it approved the import of 10 new types of maize, soybeans, cotton and oilseed rape as either human food or animal feed for 10 years, in addition to the 58 GM crops already authorized.

Crop Inputs

Dow AgroSciences Q1 Crop Protection Sales Climb 14%

Dow AgroSciences first-quarter sales increased 14% from a year ago on higher volumes and prices, driven by new products and an early spring planting season in North America.

Americas

USDA Study Tackles Agriculture’s Adaptation to Climate Change

Study looks at the use of genetic resources which will help determine the agricultural sector’s ability to maintain crop productivity.

Crop Inputs

Syngenta Publishes Agricultural Efficiency Data from 41 Countries

Includes 2014 baseline information for agricultural efficiency indicators collected on 3,600 farms in 41 countries across Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific.