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Crop Production Takes Off With Diatomaceous Earth and Clay Blending Agents

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 28, 2016 1:56:41 PM


It's not easy being in the agricultural business these days. Rising costs, declining crop margins, regulatory pressure, water issues and nitrogen runoff problems. All the while trying to reduce your impact on the environment. What's a farmer to do?

Awhile back, some of our customers came to us asking if we could develop a product out of our diatomaceous earth or clay that they could blend with other products to help improve crop production. They wanted a blend that would improve water absorption by their crops as well as improve flow-ability and decrease clumping in products they were currently using.

Ta da! After lots of product testing, we came up with a perfect agricultural blending agent and fertilizer carrier - EP Minerals' AgReady. AgReady is a granular diatomaceous earth (DE) or clay drying agent and carrier, designed specifically for the agricultural industry for crop production . Easy to use with dry or liquid agriculture blends, AgReady improves water absorption and the flow of nutrients to crops. Its low density makes it “ready” to use in blends today. We've developed AgReady in both DE and clay versions to meet our customer requests.

In the testing we've done, it proves effective in blending with:

  • Fertilizers and nitrogen stabilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Micorrhizal innoculants
  • Beneficial micro-organisms

Benefits for today's farmers:

  • Improves flow ability
  • Reduces clumping caused by humid weather
  • Enhances soil aeration
  • Improves water-holding capacity
  • Saves money with increased efficiency

Watch the video showing AgReady MP-79 in action:

To Learn More About AgReady Click Here

Topics: Agriculture


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