First slow-release, renewable fertilizer now being produced
Commercial production has begun of Crystal Green, the world’s first slow-release, renewable and environmentally safe fertilizer. Crystal Green is the only slow-release fertilizer with a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and magnesium (5-28-0 +10Mg); it is a clean by-product of a revolutionary, new wastewater treatment process, whereby the phosphorus and ammonia are recovered to create a fertilizer. The product can be used in the same manner as monoammonium phosphate or coated products, with the added benefit of high levels of slow release magnesium. There is no need to change equipment or application methods; Crystal Green can be substituted for any existing phosphorous source. “Its crystalline structure allows us to form a completely new chemistry for our industry. Yet unlike slow release products, it is far more predictable as it is not affected by excessive moisture, bacteria and temperature changes. And its longevity is as reliable as coated products. Your plants will see the difference, and the environment will thank you for both what it’s made from, and how it releases. We just made your phosphorous fertilizer a lot more dependable with extra benefits to the environment,” said Zablocki.