News tagged with fertilisers

Fertilisers play key role in reducing crop pests

While "preventative medicine" is well-known in human health, it's becoming a buzz word in crop production as researchers discover how the risks of damage by pests and diseases may increase if crops don't ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Ecology
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More crops per drop

A solution is much needed to fight droughts and preserve crops. Researchers have now developed a device capable of checking the humidity in the soil, and releasing irrigation water as needed โ€“ just enough without wasting ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Environment
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Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.

dateJul 03, 2013 in Environment
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Could pond waste be the 'new' fertiliser?

The University of Stirling is to lead a new project to develop a strategy for using nutrient-rich aquatic biomass waste โ€“ from ponds, wetlands and other water-bodies โ€“ in farming, as an environmentally ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Environment
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