New Research: Cleaner, cheaper ammonia: Cheaper fertilizer

Ammonia -- a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer -- can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. Researchers use readily available lab equipment, recyclable chemicals and a minimum of energy to produce ammonia. Their Samarium-Water Ammonia Production (SWAP) process promises to scale down ammonia production and improve access to ammonia fertilizer to farmers everywhere.


Saudi Maaden Acquires African Fertilizer Group Meridian

Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Maaden, announced its first international acquisition with the purchase of an African Fertilizer distribution company.
The purchasing agreement was signed Thursday in Ras Al Khair Mining City in the Eastern Province.
Under this agreement, the publicly-listed Saudi Arabian Mining Company will acquire an 85 percent stake in the Mauritius-based Meridian Group.


Sigma Agriscience and Heliae® Agriculture announce partnership

Houston-based Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants, has announced it will begin offering new performance-based fertilizer blends in partnership with Heliae® Agriculture.


Nutrien Is Quietly Positioning Itself for the Future of Agriculture

Fertilizer companies have largely ignored an approaching wave of digital and biotech competition. Nutrien is taking the risks -- and opportunities -- seriously. While fertilizer companies generally have been slow to address the growing threats from these emerging technologies Nutrien has quietly begun positioning its business for the future of agriculture. Investors shouldn't ignore the shift.

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CANADA: AGRIS Co-operative completes $2.5M overhaul to fertilizer facilities

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US: Itafos announces appointment of Vice President of Operations

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CANADA: AGRIS Co-operative earns 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification in Ontario and Canada

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US: Cornell model helps dairy farms reduce nitrogen, save money

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AUSTRALIA: Australian urea project granted Major Project Status

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NIGERIA: Nigeria to Eliminate Chemical Fertilisers in Agriculture, Says Ogbeh

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Yara transforms smartphones into nitrogen sensors

The YaraIrix system includes a free-to-download app (for Android & iOS), which uses the smartphone camera to determine nitrogen demands of different crops in early growth stages. 

YaraIrix’s core function is the measuring of chlorophyll levels using a smartphone camera combined with one of two hardware devices. This enables precise measurements of the Nitrogen needs of crops and makes it easier for the farmer to apply the correct amount of fertilizer.


Arianne Secures Indian Fertilizer Trader

Arianne Phosphate has entered into an agency agreement with Compagnie Indo Française de Commerce  to market and sell Arianne’s high-purity, low-contaminant phosphate concentrate into the Indian market.

Arianne is a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.