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Soilgenic launches 2nd generation EEFs

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Soilgenic Technologies, LLC has developed and launched the next generation enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) technologies for urea, UAN, anhydrous ammonia and ammonia-based fertilizers (ammonium sulphate, MAP/DAP phosphates and for manure management).

Soilgenic stated it has established and patented improved formulations that bring forward the highest active ingredient formulations in the industry to improve applications onto fertilizers, allowing room for other technologies during the retail coating process. The formulations are also designed for application for extreme cold and high humidity environments.

Nitrogen specific fertilizer improvements include Visio-N, the highest analysis EEF formulation for urea with enhanced protection; Diamond-N, a fully soluble UAN formulation for improved EEF performance; Knifed-N, a non-corrosive EEF formulation for anhydrous ammonia; and Drive-N, which offers protection for ammonia-based fertilizers (DAP-MAP) and ammonium sulphate.

In April, Soilgenic announced it had established and patented an enhanced DCD technology that improves below ground loss of nitrogen from leaching and denitrification, called NitroBlock Enhanced DCD.

NitroBlock Enhanced DCD is a 40 percent formulation that contains both free DCD and enhanced DCD that the company claims improves the overall performance for DCD’s effectiveness, providing a longer lasting below ground nitrification technology. Testing showed that NitroBlock keeps nitrogen in the stable ammonium (NH4) stage and significantly reduced the nitrification process, resulting in 10-times lower nitrate nitrogen levels in the soil than regular DCD and over 80-times lower than untreated urea. Soil mobility trials showed that NitroBlock’s ability to stay with the nitrogen longer allows for a longer lasting, more effective nitrification technology.

Company president and CEO Jeff Ivan said Soilgenic will be conducting extensive third-party nitrous oxide (N20) trials to measure the total reduction of GHG emissions from the NitroBlock nitrification technology. “We are excited about the results and the technology as it is a significant industry improvement in below ground nitrogen protection,” he said.

North American-based Soilgenic is focused on climate smart technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact for the agricultural industry, while improving agricultural production efficiency. The company is currently establishing distribution partners for North American and global markets.

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