We are excited to be a part of this important conservation initiative by providing controlled-release nitrogen products that help growers achieve their crop production and environmental objectives.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2009
Growers who apply Nitamin® 30L or Nitamin Nfusion® Controlled-Release nitrogen from Georgia-Pacific could qualify for a $12- to $22-per-acre incentive from the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), a new federal conservation program offered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The deadline for the first round of applications is September 30, 2009.
NRCS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently released details of the revamped CSP which provides financial incentives to landowners for conserving and enhancing the quality of air, water and other resources. Growers who use a controlled-release fertilizer such as Nitamin 30L or Nitamin Nfusion fertilizer may qualify for the financial incentives because they improve water quality by limiting the loss of nitrogen through leaching and denitrification.
Nitamin Steady-Delivery nitrogen solutions provide a continual supply of nitrogen to the crop through polymer release and soil enzyme action. Marketed for use in corn, small grains, vegetable and fruit crops, Nitamin fertilizers are designed to synchronize with each crop's uptake demand for more efficient nitrogen utilization during the growing season. Nitamin products bind to the soil and stay there.
"Our nation's growers are already committed environmental stewards of their farmland and rural landscapes, and the revamped CSP will reward them for many of the ecologically sound practices that they are already incorporating on their farms," says Jon Mixson, national sales and marketing manager for Georgia-Pacific Plant Nutrition. "We are excited to be a part of this important conservation initiative by providing controlled-release nitrogen products that help growers achieve their crop production and environmental objectives."
The CSP is available on a continuous application basis with a deadline of September 30, 2009, for the first round of applications. The payment rate is expected to be between $12 and $22 per acre with the NRCS determining the payment levels after October 1, 2009.
To learn more, go to:
- http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/new_csp/2009_jobsheets.html, then open WQL-06 Apply Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizer in the Water Quality Enhancement Activities.
- http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/new_csp/special_pdfs/Blank_CSP_CCC1200.pdf for an application.
About Nitamin® fertilizers
Manufactured by Georgia-Pacific and distributed by Wilbur-Ellis Co. and others, Nitamin 30L and Nitamin Nfusion Steady-Delivery liquid slow-release plant nutrition products provide a steady supply of nitrogen to the plant, minimizing nitrogen fluctuations that have a negative impact on plant growth and quality. Nitamin 30L, a blend of slowly available and readily available nitrogen components, was developed for use as a foliar-applied fertilizer for use on crops and turfgrass. Nitamin Nfusion was designed to be blended with quick-release liquid nitrogen fertilizers to provide an economical high-efficiency nitrogen source based on seasonal crop nitrogen demand and regional growing conditions.
Georgia-Pacific has been a major raw material supplier to leading fertilizer producers for over 20 years and has over 40 years of experience with urea-based polymer technology. For more information, please visit us at http://www.nitamin.com/ or call the Nitamin hotline at 866-2nitamin.
About Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC, is a leading global performance manufacturer and supplier of chemicals for the building products, paper, plant nutrition, mining, oilfield, and specialty application markets, including a portfolio of pine chemical derivatives. It operates chemical facilities in the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, with joint ventures in China, India and South Africa. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site http://www.gp.com/chemical/ or call l-866-4GP-CHEM (866-447-2436).
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 45,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium® plywood, DryPly® water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead® panels and Wood I Beam™ joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus® interior drywall, DensGlass® Sheathing and ToughRock® wallboard offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. For more information, visit http://www.gp.com.
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Gardner N. Hatch
Gibbs & Soell Public Relations
Tel: 212-697-2600, ext. 1256
Email: ghatch (at) gibbs-soell (dot) com