Bioscience in practice – A marriage of biology and chemistry

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Download PDF Often biology and chemistry are considered separately but in nature some were designed to work together. CPM takes an in-depth look at how biology can work with very specific biostimulants to help improve nutrient-use efficiency. We’ve been looking at things from a different angle – from inside out. By Lucy de la Pasture There’s a saying: “You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.” It’s a mantra that applies just as much to improving the nutrient use efficiency of crops, says Unium director John Haywood. “There’s a lot of talk about improving nutrient use efficiency, particularly as fertiliser prices have rocketed, and using biostimulant products in a very general way is quite prominent in that discussion at the moment. We’ve been looking at things from a different angle – from inside out. “It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time and we’ve approached the problem by first looking at the fundamental plant physiology and then at how this can be influenced. “It’s from that point that we construct biostimulant products rather than the common approach, which is the other way around – finding an effect…
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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...