This week at Commodity Classic, Phospholutions is announcing the launch of RhizoSorb®, a new phosphate fertilizer technology now available for use in U.S. crop production.
RhizoSorb® is a patented fertilizer additive with a novel mode of action for increasing efficiency of phosphorus fertilizers. Extensive university and multi-year field trials show how growers can achieve a 50% reduction in applied phosphorus on corn and soybeans without compromising yield, resulting in a direct savings on fertilizer costs.
RhizoSorb® technology, a patented blend of activated metal oxides, is embedded directly into fertilizer granules during production. The technology works by storing and releasing phosphate more efficiently in the soil to increase plant availability and uptake throughout the growing season. The novel release mechanism allows plants to drive the release of nutrients independent of environmental conditions, leading to higher nutrient use efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
“Since 2016 our world-class team of researchers and agronomists have worked to bring the technology first conceived at Penn State University to the global farming community. We are confident that our science-backed solution to improving the efficiency of phosphate fertilizers will not only benefit the environment, but the farmer’s bottom line too.” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Swisher.
To support the growth into the US row crop market, Craig Dick has joined the Phospholutions Inc. team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, bringing 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®.”
Interview with Phospholutions Founder and CEO Hunter Swisher from Commodity Classic.
Classic 23 interview with Hunter Swisher, Phospholutions (8:25)