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JUNE - JULY 2021

Issue Highlights:

Med Tech
High-Value Growing in Greece

  • Biostimulant Merger & Acquisition landscape
  • Irrigation technology developments
  • Brazil's Bio-inputs program – exclusive interview 

PLUS all the regular features: News, Suppliers Corner, Leader's Profiles, People and Events…


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MAR - APR 2021

Issue Highlights:

What’s Not to Lichen?
How Biocontrol Might Benefit from Lichens

  • Creating a nitrate product from organic material
  • Sensors – how are they measuring up in the field?
  • Water-soluble fertilizer market in Argentina
  • Biostimulant regulation – update ahead of final EPA report
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NOV - DEC 2020

Issue Highlights:

Liquid Lunch
Using Drones to Deliver Plant Nutrients

  • SCRSFs – finding the next generation of fertilizers
  • Soilgenic Nutrients – exclusive interview with CEO Jeff Ivan
  • Can fertigation reduce nitrous oxide emission?
  • The B.t vs B. cereus debate – highlights from ABIM
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SEP - OCT 2020

Issue Highlights:

Trading Places
Unlocking Nitrate Trends with Trade Data

  • The rise of biostimulants – finding a route to market
  • Harvesting data – but how to use it?
  • Nutrien – growing the world from the ground up
  • Tessenderlo Kerley International and Kemira sign SOP off‑take agreement
  • Fertigating canola and wheat shows – pros and cons

JUN - JUL 2020

Issue Highlights:

  • BIOSTIMULANTS: Bio and Bulk: The new B2B - Enhancing liquid calcium nitrate fertilizers
  • PLANT PROTECTION: Space Invaders: Battling locust on the ground - A new phone app that battles locust and Monitoring on the wing - Introducing an automated airborne pest monitor By Luke Hutson / Pest fighting fungi - A U.S. researcher receives patent for unique fungi By Janet Kanters
  • PRECISION AGRICULTURE: Biodegradable sensors - Matching inputs to crop needs By Janet Kanters

  • PRODUCTS & TRENDS: Specialty fertilizer: The Brazilian differential By Leonardo Gottems / The virtues of nitrate-based fertilizers By Dr. Oded Achilea

  • IRRIGATION: Using saline water to grow dates - Big oil and commercial date farming join forces to find irrigation solutions By Janet Kanters / Finding the right solution - How Chile became a leading consumer in water-soluble fertilizers By Patricio Trebilcock

  • REGIONAL REPORT: Chile - Enjoying the fruits of its labour By Patricio Trebilcock

  • AGRONOMICS & ECONOMICS: Dream weaver: Making cotton more sustainable By Michael DeSa and Preston Ingram / Ag-tech venture capital - A game of patience By Luke Hutson

  • PODCAST: Summary of EBIC/New Ag International Roundtable with Prospero's Kristen Sukalac

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MAR - APR 2020

 Issue Highlights:

  • BIOSTIMULANTS: Biostimulants News / BioConsortia - update on the company’s move into launching its own products. / Reflections on the 4th Biostimulants World Congress (Watch Video)
  • PLANT PROTECTION:Drone-based aerial biocontrol by Janet Kanters.
  • PRECISION AG:Robots in the field and greenhouse - the future is here - by NAI contributor Treena Hein. 
  • PRODUCTS & TRENDS: Soybean inoculant market is the “next big thing” in Brazil by Leonardo Gottems, Correspondent in Brazil.
  • Pitch perfect - Specialty and Bio products for sports turf. Chief Editor Luke Hutson writes.
  • Mining metabolites - creating a new generation of biostimulants through Plants for Plants®
  • REGIONAL REPORT: Leading the field -African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) - Rob Mikkelsen presents the objectives for this new organisation. 
  • Report from miCROPe 2019 (pdf)
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NOV - DEC 2019

Issue Highlights:

  • PLANT PROTECTION CORNER: The Biofactories of Brazil / How are drones helping biocontrol in Brazil? / Report on ABIM
  • THE PRECISION AG CORNER: Having the Right Connections
  • PRODUCTS & TRENDS: Trends in the Global Biostimulant Market
  • IRRIGATION AND FERTIGATION TECHNOLOGY: Interview with Irrigation Association president
  • REGIONAL REPORT: Simply the Zest! - Spain is the main citrus producer and exporter in Europe
  • AGRONOMICS & ECONOMICS: Stress busters - How researchers are finding ways to cope with plant water stress, and other topics from ISHS’s International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops. / Finding value - Analysis of the investment landscape for biologicals and precision ag