Phosfix Patent Granted
Posted on August 11, 2017
The Andersons Receives Patent for Phosfix® Liquid Fertilizer
July 24, 2017
MAUMEE, OHIO, July 24, 2017 – The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) is pleased to announce a patent has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Phosfix® liquid fertilizer, which is produced at its facility in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Part of the family of MicroSolutions® micronutrients, Phosfix is a 7-4-9 with trace amounts of micronutrients that improves yield and profit by enhancing crop vigor and encouraging crop health. Phosfix is designed for use on all crops and helps plants recover from environmental stress. Early application enhances seed set and fruit fill.
Phosfix is derived from phosphorous acid (phosphite), which assists plants in maximizing the efficiency of applied nutrients. Phosphite does not replace phosphate fertilizer. Instead, phosphite should be used in tandem to reduce stress, prevent disease, and increase crop yield.
“Phosfix is a powerful combination of macro and micronutrients that improves plants’ tolerance to stress and helps them grow through adverse growing conditions,” says Bill Wolf, President of The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group.
This newly granted patent is the first for The Andersons’ ag specialty product line within its Plant Nutrient Group. The Group holds an additional 50 patents for products in the professional turf and cob businesses.
For more information on Phosfix or other products from The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group, visit the products page.