The Village of Grayslake, IL, located roughly 40 miles north and slightly west of Chicago, recently passed a law banning the use of phosphorus-based fertilizers in lawn care. One of the few exceptions is when a soil test confirms that a given lawn is deficient in phosphorus. You see, much like when a medical doctor does […]
Industry Article Dr.David Shetlar, Urban Landscape Entomologist at the Ohio State University Extension gave us permission to reprint this article. We strongly support his comments on the proper and effective use of pesticides.
Soil scientists all around the world are joining forces to educate the public about the importance of healthy soils. Their efforts have culminated in 2015 being named the International Year of Soils by the United Nations (UN). Read More
Chitosan in Plant Protection Abdelbasset El Hadrami 1, Lorne R. Adam 1, Ismail El Hadrami 2 and Fouad Daayf 1,* University of Manitoba, Department of Plant Science, 222, Agriculture Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (A.E.); email@example.com (L.R.A.) Laboratoire de Biotechnologies, Protection et Valorisation des Ressources Végétales (Biotec-VRV), Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, B.P. […]
Humic acid is made up of three different compounds, organic matter, humus, and humic substances. Organic matter is the plant and animal residue in the soil at various stages of decomposition. Humus is the end product of microbial degradation. Humic substances are naturally occurring organic materials with high molecular weights that are not easily degraded. […]