The Ontario government is investing in 10 new and innovative projects as part of the $2 million Fertilizer Challenge. Funding is supporting Ontario-made solutions to increase the availability of fertilizer options, alternatives, and technology by the spring of 2024.
One of the 10 projects is in St. Thomas, Ontario. CRF AgriTech LP is a new innovative fertilizer manufacturing company with a patented coating that can be applied to a wide range of fertilizers. This product can reduce nutrient application rates while maintaining and improving current crop yields and reduce dependence on imported fertilizer. This unique and new form of combination and coated fertilizer is on track to begin production this spring.
“The Fertilizer Challenge is supporting the manufacturing of Ontario-made fertilizer options, alternatives and technology for our farmers,” said Rob Flack, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. “This will mean farmers will spend less on transportation and procurement costs for foreign fertilizers and can concentrate on what they do best – continuing to competitively grow the crops Ontarians rely on every day.”
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs March 10, 2023 news release
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