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Avail Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer liquid formulation receives registration for use in Canada

Published on 19 October 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has granted approval of Avail Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer for use in liquid formulations of phosphorus fertilizer across all crops grown in Canada.

Research has shown that as much as 75 to 95 percent of applied phosphorus fertilizer gets fixed in the soil, making it unavailable for plant uptake and use. This product is uniquely formulated to reduce phosphorus fixation in the soil by shielding applied phosphorus from elements that tie it up. To date, this product has been used on more than 59 million acres and a variety of crops worldwide.

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Joe Olesko, Verdesian Life Sciences regional manager for western Canada, says that the newly registered liquid formulation will be a valuable tool for Canadian farmers who need to address phosphorus deficient soils, which can be widespread. “With our cool soils and cold temperatures, availability of phosphorus greatly limits plant uptake of that critical nutrient,” he says.

Olesko also notes that the product’s granular formulations for use with dry phosphorus fertilizer applications are already labeled in Canada. “The liquid formulation will be very easy to use in spring starter fertilizer applications,” he added.  PD

—From Verdesian Life Sciences news releases

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