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Richardson and Mosaic introduce crop nutrition solution to western Canadian growers

April 18, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

Richardson Pioneer and The Mosaic Company announced their exclusive multi-year partnership to bring PowerCoat, a biological fertilizer complement to Richardson Pioneer crop inputs retail locations across Western Canada. PowerCoat improves nutrient use efficiency by optimizing soil phosphorus availability to plants when applied to granular fertilizer.

“We are excited to partner with Mosaic to provide our customers with innovative crop nutrition technology,” says Steve Biggar, assistant vice-president, fertilizer and energy products, Richardson International. “Early season success starts in the plant root. This product improves nutrient uptake of phosphorus in fertilizer applications, and we are confident in its demonstrated performance. PowerCoat provides important benefits that will ensure our growers unlock the potential of their soils to further enhance yields.”

“As we continue to learn how the beneficial bacteria in the soil interact with different nutrients, we are finding that the right biologicals can increase nutrient efficiency, making every dollar invested in fertilizer work harder,” says Jeff Wheeler, vice-president, commercial, The Mosaic Company. “We are excited about partnering with Richardson Pioneer and the value this can bring to their growers.”


Improved nutrient efficiency forms part of a 4R nutrient stewardship approach to improving farm productivity and sustainability.

PowerCoat is now available at all Richardson Pioneer locations. Growers can contact their local Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre for product information and to learn more about its performance.


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