J.R. Simplot Company Increases Production of Controlled Release Fertilizer Coating
OREANDA-NEWS. The J. R. Simplot Company has increased the availability of its controlled release fertilizer coating GAL-XEONE™ in conjunction with newly expanded operations in Florida. All polymer coated products contained within the BEST and APEX product lines will be converted to GAL-XEONE coating in the next several months. Simplot first introduced GAL-XEONE polymer coating capabilities in 2013, and has now expanded product availability through its relationship with Florikan – E.S.A of Sarasota, Florida. Plans are also in place for Simplot to commission coating operations at its Lathrop, California facility later this spring.
Simplot GAL-XEONE polymer coating is a controlled-release technology that provides continuous nutrient delivery to match plant uptake needs for optimal plant health. This patented coating uses a technology developed with support from NASA to allow water to enter the prill, then carry the nutrient solution out through a precise, semi-permeable membrane.
“Plants including turf and ornamentals are healthiest with constant nutrition over an extended period of time,” said Dr. Terry Tindall, director of agronomy at J.R. Simplot Company. “Simplot GAL-XEONE polymer coating allows consistent, predictable delivery of plant nutrients using advanced technology not common with traditional fertilizers.”
Today’s environment demands attention to sustainability, and GAL-XEONE is based upon that principle. With proven and controlled nutrient release from two to 12+ months, this sustained nutrient delivery improves plant health. At the same time, it reduces loss of nutrients due to volatilization and leaching while minimizing plant injury. Moreover, because of the precise release of nutrients, there is less labor and logistics expense in nutrient application.