WHY Rock Phosphate?
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for all living organisms, considered the second most important nutrient for plant growth, playing a crucial role in photosynthesis, respiration, energy storage, cell division and cell enlargement as well as other processes
We mine high-grade (P2O5), organically certified rock phosphate throughout western North America where it is processed into various finished forms of fertilizer. Whether that’s as a raw product for use in further manufacturing blends or pelleted/granulated with additional elements such as nitrogen, potassium, sulfur, silica or humates. Our objective is to provide solutions specific to our customer’s needs.
Fertoz rock phosphate also contains a high quality source of calcium, silica and micro nutrients such as zinc, boron and manganese that benefits the viability of soil organisms, continuously feeding the crop with essential nutrients for higher yields.
Significant environmental benefits associated with our products include non-leaching properties (90% less loss), avoiding pollution of our waterways which conventional phosphate fertilizers continue to do. We also utilize 95% of what we mine and process, unlike synthetic fertilizers which produce phosphogypsum stacks that may be contaminated with nuclear wastes such as radon, a potential environmental hazard to our underground water systems. In addition to this our products help to improve soil health through increased organic matter, reduced salts and additional biological matter.