Fertoz, a North American supplier of organic and regenerative phosphate-based crop inputs notes Mosaic’s recent article as they move into the regenerative crop input space with their new biobased fertilizer. As a major supplier of natural sedimentary rock phosphate fertilizer, Fertoz has over several years identified the importance of producing food sustainably. With over 30 years of phosphate resources in mines and stockpiles in North America, Fertoz-phos’ high quality product contributes high total and available P to the soil, providing immediate and extended nutrition to crops.
Fertoz-phos contains low impurities, encourages soil health, is seed safe and can be blended with other inputs that encourage faster availability and improve the nutritional composition of your soil. Fertoz also supplies a source of nitrogen, elemental sulphur, humics and biologicals singly and in blends.
We encourage soil sustainability and future viability by encouraging growers to replace 20% of their MAP application with rock phosphate to reduce reliance on traditional fertilizers, maintain yield and build the soil P reserves.
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See below on Mosaic, written by Informa Business Media:
Biobased fertilizer aims to improve soil health
Mosaic says first-of-its-kind fertilizer is made with recycled organic matter to help build healthy soils.
Oct 05, 2020
The Mosaic Co. has introduced a new fertilizer product called Susterra, the first biobased phosphate fertilizer with sulfur that uses recycled organic matter for more sustainable production. Available this fall through local retailers, Susterra is a next-generation fertilizer built to promote soil health and crop performance, helping ensure the legacy of the land for generations to come, says Tom Fry, director of performance products for Mosaic.
“Today’s growers make fertilizer decisions to benefit the crop, but they’re also committed to the long-term health of their soil to ensure the legacy of their land for generations to come,” Fry says. “To help growers balance these objectives, we’re working harder than ever to develop products that support yield while creating healthier soils. Susterra is indicative of that mission to help growers manage this paradox.”
Sustainable crop production
Not only are growers interested in optimizing soil health, but the supply chain is seeking more sustainably produced food sources. This has placed an increased emphasis on building healthy soils through various practices: tillage, organic matter application, biological function, water management and optimal fertility. Mosaic is helping growers and retailers understand how fertility can contribute to the overall sustainability and health of soils, Fry says.
A recent survey by Mosaic found that 86% of growers say they’re actively looking for ways to do more to improve the health of their soil. To address this desire, Mosaic is investing in innovative partnerships, practices and products to explore and advance what crop nutrition can do.
“Growers are increasingly interested in ways to maximize productivity and profitability, given finite resources available to them,” Fry says. “Beyond the pursuit of higher yields and balanced crop nutrition, there are many other factors to consider, such as soil replenishment, improving nutrient efficiency and using more sustainable practices.”
Biobased for healthier soil
As part of this commitment to building healthy soils, Mosaic is launching Susterra. The innovative biobased phosphate fertilizer with sulfur uses recycled organic matter to efficiently deliver nutrients. The company says some of the key benefits growers can expect from Susterra include:
Improved nutrient efficiency. Susterra is optimized for efficient delivery of nutrients, with immediate nitrogen availability for early-season growth and slow-release nitrogen for late-season needs.
Boosts and balances soil microbiomes. Built with up to 15% recycled organic matter, Susterra promotes microbial activity in the soil, supporting a more balanced microbiome that’s proven to improve overall soil health.
Innovative, sustainable fertilizer. Unlike other phosphate fertilizers, Susterra uses biobased technology to deliver recycled organic matter and nutrients for more sustainable production.
Easy blending and application. A high-quality, homogeneous, dry-granular product, Susterra provides uniform nutrient distribution, blends easily with other fertilizers, and is well-suited for use with existing application equipment.
“Susterra not only enhances our current product portfolio but will also enhance efficacy of nutrients while replenishing soils,” Fry says. “Helping growers achieve healthy soils, higher yields and better environmental stewardship through products like Susterra will pave the way for innovative progress in soil health and crop nutrition.”
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