Fertilizer Stories

Crop InputsNutrient Research & Education Council Issues Project Report
April 30, 2014
The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) has released the 2013 NREC Annual Report, which summarizes the nutrient research and outreach efforts funded by NREC in the calendar year 2013. Read More
Crop InputsCHS, Fessenden Cooperative Association To Build Fertilizer Warehouse
April 29, 2014
The new warehouse in Hamberg, ND, will primarily serve farmer-owners of Fessenden Cooperative Association retail business, and CHS will also serve its nearby wholesale customers from this location. Read More
CropLife March 2014 Cover
Crop InputsCSB: West Fertilizer Tragedy The Result Of Owner Failure, Regulatory Shortcomings
April 25, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released preliminary findings into the 2013 West Fertilizer explosion, which resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries and widespread damage. Read More
FertilizerAgro-Culture Execs To Appear On RFD-TV
April 17, 2014
On April 28, Dr. Jerry Wilhm and Galynn Beer will take the stage on RFD-TV’s Rural America Live program to speak about the importance of an in-season fertility plan. Read More
Crop InputsRailroads Ordered To Report U.S. Fertilizer Delivery Plans
April 17, 2014
U.S. officials have ordered BNSF Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Co. to report by Friday their plans to ensure timely fertilizer deliveries to the U.S. Farm Belt ahead of the spring planting season. Read More
CropLife March 2014 Cover
FertilizerOne Year Later: West Ponders New Fertilizer Plant
April 17, 2014
The possibility of another fertilizer plant being built in West, TX, is being considered by local officials in this agricultural community. Read More
Crop InputsH.J. Baker Promotes New Director Of Tiger Product Management
April 15, 2014
H.J. Baker has announced Mike Dennerlein has been promoted within their fertilizer group to director of Tiger product management. Read More
Crop InputsFeldpausch Takes Senior IT Role At AgroLiquid
April 11, 2014
The newly created Senior Information Technology Manager position will be filled by Dean Feldpausch. Read More
Crop InputsThe Andersons Black Gypsum DG Now OMRI Listed For Organic Use
April 11, 2014
Black Gypsum DG is a soil applied amendment solution designed to enhance soil microbial activity and increase the uptake of applied nutrients. Read More
Crop InputsNutrients For Life Engaging Middle Schools On Soil
April 8, 2014
“From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil," is a new online tool designed to give middle school students a deeper understanding of the importance of soil science and nutrients in agriculture. Read More
Top 100 Articles
CropLife 100BRANDT Commemorates National Ag Day
March 20, 2015
The Illinois agriculture community gathered at BRANDT global headquarters on March 18 to celebrate National Ag Day behind this year's theme Sustaining Future Generations. Read More
Wheat Growers, North Central Farmers Elevator Pursue Merger
CropLife 100Wheat Growers, North Central Farmers Elevator Pursue Merger
March 3, 2015
Two CropLife 100 retailers — South Dakota Wheat Growers (ranked No. 11) and North Central Farmers Elevator (No. 19) — have entered into a Letter of Intent to unify the two companies into a newly named cooperative. Read More
Growmark Group
CropLife 100GROWMARK In 2015: Back, To The Future
March 2, 2015
The nation’s third largest ag retail organization is simultaneously moving forward while remembering its past. Read More
CropLife 100Pinnacle Expands Sanders Brand In The South
February 27, 2015
Pinnacle has acquired Hopkins Seed and Chemical in Qulin, MO, which expands the company's Sanders brand to nine Southern states. Read More
CropLife 100Pinnacle Launches New Providence Agriculture Location In Indiana
February 27, 2015
Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings — ranked No. 6 on the CropLife 100 — has established a new retail location in New Castle, IN, which will operate as part of Pinnacle's Providence Agriculture brand. Read More
Carl Casale of CHS
CropLife 100Cooperative CHS Returns $518 Million To Owners
February 23, 2015
The 2015 cash return to owners is based on CHS net income of $1.1 billion, the company's second highest on record. Read More
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Industry NewsINCOTEC Board Member To Retire
March 31, 2015
JanWillem Breukink has decided to retire from his position on INCOTEC’s Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2015. This was Read More
MicronutrientsAgrium Deals Michigan Micronutrient Facility To Cameron…
March 31, 2015
Cameron Chemicals, Inc. has announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Agrium Inc. to purchase the Read More
Industry NewsH.J. Baker Creates, Fills New Pacific Northwest Sales P…
March 30, 2015
H.J. Baker announced today that Gary Bingham has joined the company’s Crop Performance Division to further deepen its sales portfolio Read More
Algal blooms
StewardshipStudy: Algae From Clogged Waterways Could Be Used As Bi…
March 30, 2015
Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists are reporting Read More
Young corn plants
Stewardship4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit Coming To DC
March 30, 2015
The annual 4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit will be held on May 12 in Washington DC. The summit will include a full Read More
FungicidesSyngenta Suing Willowood Over Azoxystrobin Fungicide
March 27, 2015
Syngenta announced today that it has sued agrochemical maker Willowood, LLC., for patent and copyright infringement, as well as unfair Read More
ManagementRetail Week: The Future Of Mycogen Seeds; The 4Rs At Na…
March 27, 2015
Editors Eric Sfiligoj and Matt Hopkins discuss recent trips, including a look at the future of Mycogen Seeds at Dow Read More
Eric SfiligojMonsanto Hears The WHO
March 27, 2015
Another challenge to the safety of glyphosate, and the responses from supporters and opponents, calls to mind a classic Dr. Seuss story. Read More
Industry NewsMonty’s Plant Food Expands Sales Team
March 27, 2015
Monty’s Plant Food Company, a leader in natural soil enhancement and  plant fertility products, has hired Andrew Bullock as a Read More
Crop InputsSyngenta Louisiana Plant Poised For 2015 Production
March 26, 2015
As the 2015 planting season gets underway, growers across the country will need crop protection products to combat pests and Read More
Lake Erie Nutrient Stewardship
LegislationOhio Lawmakers Finalize Phosphorus Restrictions
March 25, 2015
State lawmakers on Wednesday finalized new rules designed to curb toxic algal blooms on Lake Erie, calling the regulations a major step forward in addressing the problem. Read More
Spreaders17 Fertilizer Spreaders For 2015
March 25, 2015
Manufacturers shoot for versatility and accuracy in this year's crop of fertilizer spreaders. Read More
Industry NewsMonty’s Hires Mid-South Product Consultant
March 25, 2015
Monty's Plant Food Co. has hired Matt Woodring as a Product Consultant for portions of Central Kentucky and Tennessee.    Read More
StewardshipMapShots Integrates With DriftWatch
March 23, 2015
Growers and agricultural providers using AgStudio FARM and AgStudio PRO can now view vital information about specialty crops and apiaries through a recent integration with the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site Registry from FieldWatch, Inc. Read More
Crop InputsWorld Health Organization Report Contradicts Scientific…
March 23, 2015
A new report from the World Health Organization has classified glyphosate with a “2A” rating as a probable carcinogen, a Read More
Eric SfiligojSeed Treatment Stays Necessary
March 20, 2015
Grower-customers looking to scale back spending in 2015 won’t consider seed treatment, say experts. Read More
HerbicidesMARCH MADNESS: Industry Rallies Around Glyphosate Safet…
March 20, 2015
A newly published report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies the herbicide glyphosate as a "2A-rated possible carcinogen" and the ag industry responds by circling the wagons. Read More
ManagementRetail Week: Precision survey, a technology acquisition…
March 20, 2015
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sflilgoj discuss recent travel, the upcoming precision adoption survey, and an unusual sighting at a Read More