New DURATION CR(R) Micro-sized and Mini-sized Controlled-Release Fertilizers Deliver More Cost-Effective Potash from Tee to Green

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Agrium Advanced Technologies’ New Products Provide Long-lasting Potassium Supply and Healthier Turf

Agrium Advanced Technologies

We’ve seen the challenges golf course superintendents face to keep turf healthy in high heat, particularly in high-traffic areas. The steady supply of potassium provided by these fertilizers creates stronger turf, and quicker recovery.

Agrium Advanced Technologies today announces the addition of micro-sized Sulfate of Potash (SOP) and mini-sized Muriate of Potash (MOP) to its line of DURATION CR® controlled-release fertilizers. Created specifically for the golf environment, these new products use a natural oil coating technology to provide steady, long-lasting potassium, which promotes increased plant health and helps superintendents keep their turf in top condition.

“Our smaller sized products are ideal for golf course environments including greens, tees and fairways,” said Andrew Mittag, President, Agrium Advanced Technologies. “We’ve seen the challenges golf course superintendents face to keep turf healthy in high heat, particularly in high-traffic areas. The steady supply of potassium provided by these fertilizers creates stronger turf, and quicker recovery. And, because these products are 100-percent controlled-release, they guarantee turf safety.”

DURATION CR micro-sized SOP is a greens grade controlled-release fertilizer that provides consistent, predictable feeding for six months. The product can easily be incorporated into aerification programs to promote improved healing, plant health and stress tolerance. Using DURATION CR micro-sized SOP immediately after aerification locks the controlled-release potassium right in the root zone, where it’s needed the most, and minimizes the chance of mower pickup.

DURATION CR mini-sized MOP controlled-release fertilizer gives golf course superintendents two or four months of constant nutrient delivery and encourages stronger turf throughout the season, making it perfect for high-traffic areas including fairways and tees. The fertilizer is applied prior to the busy golf season to promote improved turf health and tolerance to cart traffic, foot traffic and heat.

Because DURATION CR mini-sized MOP controls the release of potassium over longer periods of time, golf course superintendents can reduce applications and save time and money in their annual fertilizer budgets.

DURATION CR micro-sized SOP and mini-sized MOP controlled-release fertilizers are being manufactured in Agrium Advanced Technologies’ Sylacauga, Ala. facility and are available from suppliers nationwide. For more information, please call 888.757.0072 or visit http://www.agriumat.com.

About Agrium Advanced Technologies
Agrium Advanced Technologies is a strategic business unit of Agrium Inc., a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North and South America and a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. Agrium Advanced Technologies is the leading manufacturer and marketer of slow- and controlled-release fertilizers and micronutrients in the Agriculture, professional Turf and Ornamental, consumer lawn and garden, and specialty agriculture markets. Agrium Advanced Technologies' brands include: ESN®, POLYON®, XCU®, NITROFORM®, NUTRALENE® and DURATION CR® slow- and controlled-release fertilizers, ULTRA YIELD® Micronutrients, AMP™ and PRECISE® controlled-release plant protection. These products utilize proprietary advanced generation technologies to control nutrient release for improved plant growth and environmental performance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Steve Williams, Manager, Communications
970.292.9017

Contact us at: http://www.agriumat.com

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