Month: June 2015

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World – Part 3: Two Ways Fertilizer Can Improve Plant Nutrition

In our previous blog, we spoke about the vital role secondary and micronutrients (SMNs) play in cultivating a healthy crop. Most fertilizers are already designed to provide the foundational elements for growth (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus), but many fail to include SMNs such as iron and zinc. For a plant to truly flourish, it must have a balanced application of…

Three Ways to Prevent Food Loss

As World Environment Day kicks off this week, many conversations will center on food waste, including the unintended loss of food.  Food loss stems from poor harvesting techniques, lack of transportation infrastructure and inadequate processing and storage facilities. Spoiled crops deprive a population of much-needed nourishment. The amount of food lost in Africa alone could feed 300 million people. Food…