Nitrogen loss starts the moment you apply urea or liquid nitrogen (UAN) to your fields. Since 1997, growers have been blending a popular fertilizer stabilizer, Agrotain, with urea-based fertilizer products to create enhanced-efficiency fertilizers that control surface loss by blocking the enzyme urease.
This fall, Koch Agronomic Services LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer LLC, completed an asset acquisition of Agrotain International.
Steve Packebush, president of Koch Fertilizer, says the marketplace will benefit from the
synergies between the two businesses, as well as the global footprint of Koch Fertilizer. He says farmer customers will see little change in terms of sales support, marketing and product lineup.
Koch Agronomic Services was formed in 2010 with the acquisition of the Nitamin and Nitamin Nfusion slow-release nitrogen fertilizer brands from Georgia-Pacific Chemicals. Since its formation, Koch Agronomic Services has expanded its capabilities in research and development, sales and agronomy.
"By combining the brands, operations and personnel of Agrotain International with our existing business, we will offer the market a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products with the expertise to support that portfolio," Packebush says.