Sollio Agriculture's new St. Thomas fertilizer coating plant

Sollio Agriculture's new St. Thomas fertilizer coating plant

A unique manufacturing undertaking in Canada made possible through Sollio Agriculture's network and partnership with Pursell.

Sollio Agriculture, the Agri-business Division of Sollio Cooperative Group, recently inaugurated CRF Agritech, a new controlled-release fertilizer production plant in St. Thomas, Ontario. The project was launched in 2021, after Sollio Agriculture entered a joint venture with several of its cooperatives in Québec, its Agromart retail partners in Ontario and the Maritimes, and Pursell, a leading fertilizer technology manufacturer based in Alabama. Many were on hand for this event, which was also attended by the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, to celebrate access to innovative fertilizers with tremendous agronomic and environmental potential for farmer entrepreneurs. At present, CRF Agritech is the sole plant in Canada able to manufacture controlled-release custom fertilizer formulations using Pursell's unique coating technology.

A $25 million investment

With an area of 25,800 square feet, the new controlled-release fertilizer production plant required an investment of over C$25 million.

It manufactures next-generation controlled-release fertilizer, including PurYield, for farmers across all Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. It will also be able to produce other coated fertilizer for uses other than agricultural. At full capacity, the plant will manufacture over 100,000 tonnes annually.

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