Tororo fertiliser makers bank on NEC, low prices to sway market

President Yoweri Museveni tours the Sukulu Phosphate and Steel factory in Tororo. The fertiliser plant, which was commissioned by the President last October, commenced a one year trial production this March. FILE PHOTO  According to a report titled, “Fertiliser Quality Assessment in Markets of Uganda,” by the International Fertiliser Development Centre released last year in April, soils in Uganda are depleted at an average of 80Kg of nutrients per hectare annually yet farmers use less than 1 kg of inorganic fertilisers per year. The report added that: “Less than 8 per cent of households use fertilisers and at low application rates. A major constraint is poor knowledge at the farm level on the benefits of fertiliser and agronomic practices required to achieve high productivity. This has led to low adoption rates.” Besides ignorance, the prohibitive prices of fertiliser products on the market have been cited as another restraint for usage of fertilisers in Uganda. What are the odds that local fertiliser production can reset this state of affairs? The answer depends on whoever is doing the analysis. Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Uganda Ltd, the Chinese company developing the Sukulu co...

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Well, it seems like Xiaomi wants to branch out and its efforts won’t stop at smartphones,

Well, it seems like Xiaomi wants to branch out and its efforts won’t stop at smartphones, smartwatches or smart TVs but will spread out to massage chairs.  The company joined forces with Chinese manufacturer Momoda to develop a massage chair and is currently crowdfunding it on the website Youpin. The chair is available for 2799 Yuan, which means somewhere around $400, after conversion.  The chair measures 1250 x 980 x 630 mm, weighs 42 kg and its reclining feature can, according to Xiaomi, work just fine even if it’s placed next to a wall. It was designed in such as way as not to occupy too much space and without the owner having to move it every time it plans to use it.  The massage chair does not show any moving parts at first glance as it is covered in PU leather and it can massage all three areas of the body: legs, back and the neck and shoulder area. It features a total of 12 airbags that compress and decompress in order to help the users’s blood flow and to aid them in getting rid of the stiffness in their calves and feet.  In addition to that, four heating pads are set in the waist region while the neck and shoulder massager feature 6 roller wheels that apparently can mim...

Wondering About the Future of Pest Management in Ag? Look to Its Students.

The leader of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said the industry needs to repair its relationship with the EPA. The leader of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said the industry needs to repair its relationship with the EPA. Believe it or not, you can find it in a hotel conference room in downtown Philadelphia this week. There, scientists and students have gathered to present their research for the Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference — a joint meeting of five science organizations focused on weeds, agronomy, and soil science. The presentations give a good sampling of the brave new world of pest management — and in particular, weed control — that growers and the industry will soon confront. So what does it look like? Here are four predictions, based on the research presented this week by ag researchers and their budding scientist students. Smartphones are becoming farming tools, a trend not lost on Lynn Sosnoskie, a Cornell weed scientist. She presented research evaluating the accuracy of two popular plant-identification apps: iNaturalist and Pl@ntNet. The apps were fairly accurate at identifying images of adult broadleaves, flowers and fruit, ...

Wello Family solar electric trike could be perfect if it wasn’t so expensive

The Wello Family solar-powered electric bike/car was just showcased at CES 2020, demonstrating how families might be able to transport kids or cargo with a much smaller carbon footprint than conventional transportation. But with a price tag of around US$8,800 (or a bit less if you forgo the solar panel), the Wello Family demonstrates more than eco-friendly transport. It also demonstrates how pricing is still a barrier to the adoption of these funny little electric bike/cars. Even if we can’t afford it yet, that shouldn’t stop us from admiring the solution though, should it? The French-made Wello Family is actually a potent little EV. The front end offers not only suspension, but it also leans into turns to make the vehicle more stable at higher speeds. While that’s common on larger, higher-end three-wheeled electric scooters and motorcycles, leaning pedal trikes are still a rarity. In addition to the driver’s seat, there’s room for either a child or extra cargo in the back. The rear seat converts into a storage trunk. Wello says the bike/car can fit as much as 800 liters (28 cubic feet) or 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo. With the increased use of cargo e-bikes as delivery vehicles, th...

Make Your Commute Easier With This Backpack on Sale At Huckberry

Men’s Journal aims to feature only the best products and services. We update when possible, but deals expire and prices can change. If you buy something via one of our links, we may earn a commission. Questions? Reach us at shop@mensjournal.com.Sponsored content Between the holiday and the upcoming New Year, it hasn’t been the most consistent time for work. Lots of days off. Plenty of people are taking vacations too. But real life will be coming at you fast. With the commuting grind right around the corner, you might want to pick up a new backpack like the Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L on sale over at Huckberry. Huckberry is one of the best outlets to pick up items that are made to be used outdoors. Items that are made to be durable and last for a long time. So to have a backpack like the Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L is a good idea since you will be putting that backpack to the test on any kind of commute. The Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L is weatherproof, which is really important because who wants to deal with their materials getting demolished because it is pouring rain out? It achieves that because it is made with a Kodra Shell and has weatherproof zippers so t...

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Dutch startup Plasticiet aims to create “something of value” from recycled plastic for use in interior and furniture design. Using recycled plastic collected and processed in collaboration with recycling companies across the Netherlands, Plasticiet produces sheet-plastic materials that are similar in appearance to manmade stone composites like terrazzo. “We want to create something of value that is made to last and is produced from a local waste source,” said the duo. “That’s where the idea popped up to produce sheets that can be utilised as a building material for all kinds of applications.” The sheets are made up of different-sized pieces of coloured plastic to produce a variety of effects, and can currently be produced in sheets up to 80 centimetres by 80 centimetres, although the designers are working on creating bigger sizes. “Inspired by the rough features and patterns of marble and granite we create something that is beautiful and durable that represents the way we should perceive plastics: as the incredible and precious material it actually is,” the designers told Dezeen. “The look of our materials find their or...

Form 8-K INTERPACE BIOSCIENCES, For: Jan 10

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ] On January 10, 2020, Interpace Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Securities Purchase and Exchange Agreement (the “Securities Purchase and Exchange Agreement”) with 1315 Capital II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“1315 Capital”), and Ampersand 2018 Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership (“Ampersand” and, together with 1315 Capital, the “Investors”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to the Investors at the Closing (as defined in the Securities Purchase and Exchange Agreement) an ag...