World Soil Day is December 5

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations sponsors World Soil Day every December 5 to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and the sustainable management of soil resources. Sponsored every year since 2014, this year’s theme focuses on soil pollution. Here is an excerpt from the World Soil Day Website:

“These days pollution is a worry – and soil is also affected. Soil pollution is a hidden danger that lurks beneath our feet.

“1/3 of our global soils are already degraded. Yet we risk losing more due to this hidden danger. Soil pollution can be invisible and seems far away but everyone, everywhere is affected. With a growing population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, soil pollution is a worldwide problem which degrades our soils and poisons the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. The entity of the problem is still unknown as not certain data are available on a global scale.

“Soils have a great potential to filter and buffer contaminants, degrading and attenuating the negative effects of pollutants, but this capacity is finite. Most of the pollutants originate from human activities, such as unsustainable farming practices, industrial activities and mining, untreated urban waste, and other non-environmental friendly practices. As technology evolves, scientists are able to identify previously undetected pollutants, but at the same time these technological improvements lead to new contaminants being released into the environment. In the Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 12, and 15 have targets that commend direct consideration of soil resources, especially soil pollution and degradation in relation to food security.

“It is time to uncover this threatening reality. Combatting soil pollution requires us to join forces and turn determination into action. Be the solution to soil pollution.”

At Bio Huma Netics, Inc., we take soil health seriously. Visit our product Websites to find solutions for improving agricultural soil (Huma Gro® and Fertilgold® Organics) and bioremediation of contaminated soils (Probiotic Solutions®).

October 13 Is Global Fertilizer Day

gfd-logo-green-without-grassGlobal Fertilizer Day will launch for the first time with an event in London on October 13, 2016, giving international agriculture professionals the opportunity to creatively discuss global food security and the sustainability of our future. The purpose of this day is to spread knowledge and awareness about one of farming’s most important ingredients, and to highlight the need for continued agricultural research. Innovation in agriculture, with the end-goal of worldwide food sustainability, is at the core of this awareness campaign.

Fertilizers have helped revolutionize the agricultural sector. Delivering nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—along with other essential micro-and macronutrients, fertilizers are vital for improving farmers’ yields. The widespread use of fertilizers has made more food accessible and available in every corner of the globe than ever before. Yet global food security remains a top international concern and, with the global population estimated to increase up to 9.7 billion by 2050 (UN.org, 2015), encouragement of innovation in agriculture and education about farming techniques are crucial for the future of our nutrition.

Some essential facts to know are:

  • Fertilizers are responsible for keeping 4 billion people alive today, accounting for 50% of global food production.
  • The world’s population will grow by 25% by the year 2050. We also lose 10 acres of farmland per minute, meaning that less and less farmland will be available as we need to feed more people.
  • In 1960, 1 hectare of land fed 2 people; in 2025 1 hectare of land will need to feed 5 people.

“Fertilizers are very interesting. A few billion people would have to die if we hadn’t have come up with fertilizer”—Bill Gates on CBS tonight, 2013

As a global leader in providing sustainable solutions to the world’s agriculture challenges, Bio Huma Netics, Inc.—with its Huma Gro® line of precision crop nutrition and protection products—is proud to support Global Fertilizer Day.

Download the “Fertilizer Fact Sheet.”

Download “Fertilizer Basics.”

More information is available at www.fertilizerday.com.

Member of BHN Board of Directors to Head Arizona Department of Agriculture

Mark Killian Appointed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to Succeed Retired ADA Director Don Butler

 Gilbert, AZ: Governor Doug Ducey has announced the appointment of Mark Killian as director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Killian to lead the Arizona Department of Agriculture,” said Governor Ducey. “Mark brings decades of unique public service and private sector experience, and his extensive and successful background in farming and ranching will be hugely valuable in this role. He’s a welcome addition to this department and our administration.”

Mr. Killian has been a member of the Arizona Board of Regents since 2010, currently serving as chairman and previously as vice chairman and treasurer. Prior to joining ABOR, he was director of the Arizona Department of Revenue and served for 14 years in the Arizona State Legislature, including as Speaker of the House and House Majority Leader.

Mr. Killian also has decades of private sector experience. He is a licensed commercial real estate broker of more than 32 years specializing in the management of commercial real estate. He also is involved in family farming and ranching enterprises, overseeing the stewardship of 1,700 acres of farmland in Arizona, and is the current chairman of the Green Reservoir Flood Control district and the Santa Cruz River Alliance. He has been a member of the Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN), Board of Directors since 2010.

Mr. Killian earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with a specialization of real estate and urban planning from Arizona State University in 1981.

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 About Bio Huma Netics Inc.

Founded in Mesa, Arizona in 1973, Bio Huma Netics, Inc., (BHN) is a global leader in providing sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental challenges for agriculture (HUMA GRO®); horticulture, turf & ornamentals (HUMA GRO® TURF); and water & wastewater (PROBIOTIC SOLUTIONS®) through its constantly improving Micro Carbon Technology®. Learn more at www.bhn.us.

Pub. No. BHN-150520-01

 

Evaluation of Micro-Carbon Technology-Based P Fertilizer, SUPER PHOS®, in Spring Wheat

Researchers at the University of Idaho and Montana State University have published a study in the 2015 Proceedings of the Western Nutrient Management Conference in which they compare the efficiency and effectiveness of top-dress and foliar application of Super Phos® with traditional P fertilizers. The one-year study concludes that Super Phos® performed very well in terms of spring wheat grain yield and grain protein content.

Read the complete study at http://bit.ly/1LsdnBt.

China—Hot Land for Global Novel Fertilizer

“China—Hot Land for Global Novel Fertilizer,” is a recent AgroPages feature article that includes Bio Huma Netics—with its Huma Gro® product line—among the top companies actively marketing novel fertilizers to China. Read the story at http://news.agropages.com/News/NewsDetail—15144.htm. cirrus cloud .

HUMA GRO Training for Distributors and Clients from Peru and Mexico

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Representatives from our distributors in México (Agroindustrias del Norte) and Perú (Agro Micro Bio Tech), along with some of their grape- and asparagus-producing clients (growers, farm managers, and technicians): The group spent two days at BHN headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona, receiving training in how to use HUMA GRO® products. BHN President and CEO Lyndon Smith is seated front-row, left.

BHN Article on Micronutrients in CropLife Magazine

Micronutrients

CropLife Magazine currently features an article written by BHN staff, “Micronutrients Are the Key To Better Yields.” The authors provide an overview of micronutrients and their relationship to the soil, common deficiencies, application methods, and the importance of following the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship. The article concludes by discussing the importance of developing a Micronutrient Plan in association with a local county extension office and an agriculture retailer. Read the article online at http://bit.ly/CropLife-HumaGro-Micronutrients.

2014 BHN World Conference

The Bio Huma Netics Inc. (BHN) 2014 World Conference will be held on the 11 – 14 of November, located at the DoubleTree Hotel in Gilbert, Arizona! This year’s theme is “Live the Life of Abundance”.  The basic breakdown of the schedule is on Tuesday attendees will arrive and settle in with a welcome dinner.  The next two days will have classes and discussions where attendees can learn from other distributors’ successes and BHN will share the latest news. The last day, Friday, will be a fun play day! Activities may include: golfing, shopping, visiting a museum, among others.

Bio Huma Netics hosts a Conference every two years. This is the time to get together and learn about news and successes with the BHN Product lines with Micro Carbon Technology: HUMA GRO, HUMA GRO TURF, and PROBIOTIC SOLUTIONS. We highly encourage our distributors and representatives to come and bring their customers. BHN looks forward to seeing everyone in November! If you are interested in attending, please contact us for more information.

VIDEO: Click here for some highlights from the 2012 Conference!

BHN Adds 4 New Hires

Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN) welcomes new employees: Rita Abi-Ghanem, Ph.D. as Associate Director of Research, Johann Buck, Ph.D. as Business Development and Regional Sales Manager, Scott Jackson as Marketing Director, and Amanda Boyd as Receptionist. Each new employee brings a set of skills that contributes to BHN’s success as a continually growing company.

Rita Abi-Ghanem comes to BHN with a Ph.D. in Soil Sciences, a M.Sc. in Plant Protection, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering. Rita has extensive knowledge of both soil and plant sciences. She has collaborated on numerous high-impact projects, including a United Nations-Biodiversity program evaluating foliar and seed-borne diseases on wheat and barley landraces in Lebanon. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at Washington State University (WSU) on disease models for late blight on potatoes. As principal trainer for WSU, she also educated Iraqi scientists in agricultural methods and soil ecology through sessions held in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. As the Associate Director of Research, Rita helps BHN obtain more research trials on BHN’s products, and expand our knowledge of the potential of BHN products with Micro Carbon Technology®.

Johann Buck comes to BHN with a Ph.D. in Plant Science, a M.S. in Plant Science, and a B.S. in Agronomy. Johann has experience as a Technical Services Manager and over 2 years as a Horticulture Specialist. Johann is specialized in controlled environment agriculture, greenhouse and nursery crop production, hydroponic systems, plant measurement technology. As the HUMA GRO® Business Development and Regional Sales Manager, Johann helps BHN with domestic sales and business growth.

Scott Jackson brings over 20 years experience in sales and marketing to BHN. Scott’s education includes an MBA and B.S. in Marketing. He has a track record of exceeding sales goals, and is experienced in planning, administration and analysis of market research projects. As the Marketing Director, Scott helps BHN with marketing efforts and finding distributor leads.

BHN’s new Receptionist, Amanda Boyd, brings a variety of communication and organizational skills to BHN. Amanda helps greet BHN’s visitors and answer calls with her excellent interpersonal communication skills and customer service. Amanda also helps BHN with administrative tasks and projects.

Celebrating 40 Years

40 years offer-01Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN), founded in 1973, is celebrating 40 years of business with a special “thank you” offer for our customers. BHN will be giving 14% discount off of customer’s normal final cost on all Sustainable Soil Fertility Products ordered for 4 months, with orders placed from September 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. As part of the deal, we ask that our customers share the field results of these products and each order must be a minimum of at least 40 gallons or more.

The Sustainable Soil Fertility Products were the first liquid products created by BHN when it first started the liquids. Forty years later, BHN is going back to their roots and celebrating soil as the foundation.  BHN’s Sustainable Soil Fertility Products are offered in the product lines for HUMA GRO® and HUMA GRO® TURF, and includes BIO ENERGIZER® in the Probiotic Solutions® line.

Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN) has grown tremendously in the last 40 years, and expects to continue to grow in the next 40 years.

See the full memo offer here: MEMO: 40th Anniversary Offer

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