RhizoSorb® has the potential to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of conventional fertilizer use. As little as 10% of conventional phosphates are used by the crop in the year of application. The remaining nutrients become tied up in the soil and unavailable for plant uptake. By improving fertilizer efficiency, research shows that RhizoSorb® reduces runoff potential by 58% and nutrient leaching by 84%.
The fertilizer industry is a large contributor to agriculture’s global carbon footprint, with phosphate fertilizers being no exception. RhizoSorb® has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per acre by 51%, which would eliminate over 44 million metric tons of CO2 equivalency.
To support the growth into the US row crop market, Phospholutions Inc. announces that Craig Dick has joined the team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dick has more than 25 years of experience in launching new novel crop nutrition solutions. "The number one comment we hear from agronomists is that we cannot afford to manage phosphates the way it has always been done," said Dick. "The need for phosphate efficiency, alongside better grower profitability and a decrease in environmental impact, is driving a strong demand for RhizoSorb®."
Phosphorus is the second largest nutrient used in crop production, yet it is mined in only a few select regions around the world. Record high prices, geopolitical factors, and supply chain constraints have limited the availability and affordability of phosphorus fertilizer in some of the world’s most fragile food systems. Yield loss from lower fertilizer use is contributing to increased famine and higher food prices. Phospholutions is working to expand the availability of RhizoSorb® based fertilizers internationally through partnership with global fertilizer manufacturers.
For more information on RhizoSorb® and to download the 2022 field trial performance report and product guide, visit phospholutions.com.
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At Phospholutions, our mission is to enhance global phosphorus use. We believe sustainable production and responsible use of phosphorus is fundamental to support a growing population. RhizoSorb® was developed to help growers maximize profitability and reduce the environmental impact of fertilizer use by releasing nutrients in the soil more efficiently. Our patented fertilizer additive is embedded into conventional fertilizer production to create better fertilizers that feed the world more sustainably.