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Ontario Government Invests in Fertilizer Projects


The Ontario provincial government is investing in 10 new and innovative projects as part of the $2 million Fertilizer Challenge, a March 10 news release said. The funding through the Fertilizer Challenge will support solutions to increase the availability of fertilizer options, alternatives, and technology.

“Projects across the province are underway to provide farmers with fertilizer resources developed and produced right here in Ontario,” Lisa Thompson, Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, said in the release.

Through the challenge, the province is investing in Ontario made fertilizer projects that will be available and in market by the spring of 2024, the release said. The idea is that by enabling more domestic production it will reduce Ontario’s reliance on foreign fertilizers to solidify the stability of the agricultural industry.

One of the 10 projects currently underway through the Fertilizer Challenge is CRF AgriTech LP in St. Thomas, Ont. CRF AgriTech LP is a new innovative fertilizer manufacturing company with a patented coating that can be applied to a wide range of fertilizers, the release noted. 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 will begin production this spring.

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