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Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

Understanding Boron Deficiency In Crops

Boron deficiency symptoms first appear at growing points of the shoot and roots and in the flowering and fruiting structures. Often terminal buds die and shoot internodes shorten, leading to stubby, distorted new growth emerging from side shoots…
Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

Agrobacterium - The Rose Grower’s Nightmare

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a rod shaped gram negative motile bacteria that lives in the soil.  It has flagella that allow it to swim through moisture films in soil and on plants.  On its own its harmless, but when combined with the Ti plasmid…
Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

The Influence of Plant Nutrition on Pests and Diseases

Ruth Vaughan, Technical Director, CropNuts There is increasing pressure on us to grow healthy flowers, fruit and vegetables with less and less chemical pesticides.  The export markets we supply to check pesticide residues in the produce and…
Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

The Beneficial Effects of Leaving Crop Residue on your Fields

As defined by FAO, Conservation agriculture aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aims at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of the three CA principles: minimal soil disturbance, permanent…
Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

Planning Your Crop Rotation

A sound rotation has many benefits; here we discuss a few key points when planning to improve the performance of your farm. All plants have favoured soil types and climates which need to be appreciated when choosing which crops to introduce…
Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

Comparative Advantage Of Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)

Maize Topdressing: Comparative Advantage Of Urea vs Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) In recent years there has been a trend among maize growers to top dress with Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertilizer in preference to Urea. The lower volatilization…