Honeywell, J.R. Simplot to produce safer fertilizer

Honeywell, J.R. Simplot to produce safer fertilizer

From Delta Farm Press:

"Honeywell has announced it has signed an agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the world's largest privately held food and agribusiness companies, to build a facility that will produce Honeywell's Sulf-N 26, a highly-effective fertilizer with all the agronomic benefits of traditional nitrate-based fertilizers, but with significantly lower explosive potential.

Sulf-N 26 is a new, dry granular ammonium sulfate nitrate (ASN) fertilizer made from a patented Honeywell process that chemically fuses ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate to produce an entirely new and highly stable molecule, a 26-0-0 14S fertilizer.

Independent agronomic tests on crops and plants — ranging from grass to cabbage and tomatoes to strawberry and oranges — found the new fertilizer to be safe and effective for agricultural use compared with traditional nitrate-based fertilizers."

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