Tag: Soil Health

What farmers can do to overcome high fertilizer prices

by Acadian Plant Health on March 8, 2022 in Articles


Fertilizer prices have doubled or more in the past six months, which is bad news for farmers, but the Russia-Ukraine conflict could make it even worse.  Until recently, prices were associated to the rise in natural gas prices, along with supply chain disruptions and weather events around the world. However, with the Russian invasion of […]

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Soil degradation: A threat to farms, food, and the planet

by Acadian Plant Health on March 3, 2022 in Articles


This is a summary of an article that first appeared in Nature, in June 2021. Read the full article here. Most of us never think about the ground on which we walk. But the difference between the dirt we walk on, and the soil farmers most treasure, is that soil is alive: home to millions […]

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Ascophyllum extract application can promote plant growth and root yield in carrot associated with increased root-zone soil microbial activity

by acadianplant on March 10, 2017 in Publications


Abstract Root growth and soil microbial activity were examined in two cultivars of carrot following treatment with Ascophyllum nodosum marine-plant extract. Field experiments were established in grower-managed fields of Maverick and Pronto carrots during 2010 and 2011. Soluble Ascophyllum extract powder (SAEP) was applied weekly, bi-weekly or tri-weekly at rates of 0 (control), 0.25, 0.50, […]

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