During the upcoming Frontiers of Potassium Science conference (January 25-27), the link between potassium and plant health will be explored in depth (kfrontiers.org)
09 Jan 2017

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Potassium Helps Protect Plants from Stress, Disease, and Insect Damage

Potassium plays an essential role in many well-recognized metabolic processes for plants. Potassium’s contribution to sustaining high yielding crops with top quality is well understood. However, the role of potassium in plant stress resistance is less known and appreciated. Potassium is unique am

During the upcoming Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference in Rome, Italy (January 25-27, 2017), the global resource base of potash minerals will be reviewed, with a look at long-term sustainability (kfrontiers.org).
07 Dec 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Examining Global Potassium Resources

Maintenance of an adequate potassium (K) supply in the soil is essential for sustaining global food production. Even though K is widespread in minerals and rocks, many soils need additional inputs of K fertilizer to meet the plant nutrition needs. Additionally, crops remove large amounts of K from

During the upcoming Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference in Rome, Italy (January 25-27, 2017), the benefits of a sufficient potassium (K) supply for the production of high-quality crops will be discussed (kfrontiers.org).
22 Nov 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Crop Quality

Potassium plays a vital role for supporting the quality of agricultural products. Although the term “quality” can have many definitions, K is intricately involved with many plant processes that determine the quality of the final harvest. When K is in short supply, photosynthesis, respiration, suga

During the upcoming Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference in Rome, Italy (January 25-27, 2017), the chronic lack of sufficient potassium (K) in human diets will be discussed (kfrontiers.org).
28 Oct 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Human Health

Potassium is known as a “shortfall nutrient” for humans because large numbers of people do not receive an adequate supply in their food. For example, only 3% of Americans consume adequate K to meet recommended levels of intake. Nutrient-fortified foods do not have K added and most highly refined f

Improved procedures for selecting the most appropriate placement of K fertilization will be one of many topics discussed at the Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference to be held in Rome Italy, January 25-27, 2017 (kfrontiers.org).
04 Oct 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Right Placement

Potassium (K) fertilizer is applied in many ways. It may be broadcast or sprayed on the soil surface then either worked in or not with tillage implements, placed below the soil surface at various depths and distances from plants, or sprayed on crop leaves. The “right” placement depends upon many f

Improved procedures for selecting the most appropriate time of K fertilization will be one of many topics discussed at the Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference to be held in Rome Italy, January 25-27, 2017 (kfrontiers.org).
06 Sep 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Right Time

An important session during the upcoming Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference will focus on the right time to apply K fertilizer. The timing of K fertilizer has not been widely studied. Most often, a larger, basal application is made to meet the needs of one or more crops, but is this the mos

Improved procedures for selecting the most appropriate rate of K fertilization will be one of many topics discussed at the Frontiers of Potassium Science Conference to be held in Rome Italy, January 25-27, 2017 (kfrontiers.org).
11 Aug 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Right Rate

An important theme of the upcoming Frontiers of Potassium Science is selecting the right application rate of Potassium (K) fertilizer. This topic is too frequently overlooked as other plant nutrients often have more serious potential environmental impacts and economic priorities. International exp

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01 Jul 2016

Frontiers of Potassium Conference - Right Source

The principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship involve selecting the Right Source of nutrients, applied at the Right Rate, at the Right Time, and in the Right Place. Since there is no single correct combination of these factors, expertise is needed to make appropriate decisions for local crops and condi


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International Plant Nutrition Institute Appoints Dr. T. Scott Murrell as Potassium Program Director Oct 6, 2016 – Peachtree Corners, GA, USA – The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) has appointed Dr. T. Scott Murrell as Director of its new Potassium Program. For the past 20 years, Dr.

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