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Are no-fun fungi keeping fertilizer from plants?

29th March 2019

Crops just can't do without phosphorus. Globally, more than 45 million tons of phosphorus fertilizer are expected to be used in 2019. But only a fraction of the added phosphorus will end up being available to crops.

In south Florida, for example, "it is thought that less than twenty percent of phosphorus applied as fertilizer is taken up by plants before it becomes unavailable," says Mary Tiedeman, a researcher at Florida International University.


International Poster Contest ‘Soilutions’ to solve soil degradation problems

27th March 2019

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is inviting anyone to "propose" in a poster your "Soilutions" to address soil problems in order to preserve this unique resource and life.

The ideas and proposals should represent the role of the soil as an essential natural resource to preserve the environment. IUSS will award 1,000 USD from the Stimulus Fund for the best ‘Soilutions’ poster and 500 USD each for the second and third best poster. 


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