November 2011

November 30th, 2011

From Grand Forks Herald:

"The UND Energy and Environmental Research Center is studying whether it’s economical to convert flare gas, a waste product from oil drilling, to fertilizer.

The one-year project, led by North Dakota State University, could benefit North Dakota agriculture by creating a low-cost and stable local supply of nitrogen fertilizer, said project leader Cole Gustafson, chairman of NDSU’s agribusiness and applied economics department."

Read more here.

November 28th, 2011

From BBC:

"As this year's UN climate summit opens, some of the developing world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters are bidding to delay talks on a new global agreement.

To the anger of small islands states, India and Brazil have joined rich nations in wanting to start talks on a legal deal no earlier than 2015.

The EU and climate-vulnerable blocs want to start as soon as possible, and have the deal finalised by 2015."

Read more here.

November 25th, 2011

From BBC:

"Global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels than previously thought, a study suggests."

Read more here.

November 18th, 2011

From Business Recorder:

"The University of Agriculture Faisalabad scientists have introduced a software that gives expert advice about use and balancing of fertilizer for wheat crops."

Read more here.

November 14th, 2011

From the University of Rochester:

"For the past 100 years, the Haber-Bosch process has been used to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, which is essential in the manufacture of fertilizer. Despite the longstanding reliability of the process, scientists have had little understanding of how it actually works. But now a team of chemists, led by Patrick Holland of the University of Rochester, has new insight into how the ammonia is formed. Their findings are published in the latest issue of Science."

Read more here.

November 7th, 2011

The Grains Research and Development Corporation is helping farmers get smart about fertilizer application.

Watch the video here as reported by ABC News Australia.