Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc. introduces Nitamin Nfusion, a new slow-release nitrogen (N) liquid fertilizer that brings the power of Nitamin Steady-Delivery technology to conventional fertilizer programs in row crops, fruits and vegetables.

Nitamin Nfusion, to be distributed primarily through Wilbur-Ellis Company, can be blended with quick-release liquid fertilizers in various ratios to provide flexible nitrogen release rates for an effective way to match N delivery with crop-specific N uptake patterns throughout the growing season.

Nitamin Nfusion is a blend of methylene urea and triazone that contains 25 percent nitrogen, of which 94 percent is slowly available. The inherent flexibility of Nitamin Nfusion allows growers to factor in soil temperatures, application timing and the crop's growth cycle before determining how much slowly available N to incorporate.

“Georgia-Pacific is excited to introduce this innovative fertilizer technology,” said David Torrance, project director for Nitamin. “The commercialization of Nitamin Nfusion is a result of our commitment to offer growers value-added solutions for nitrogen management of their crops. We are pleased to be able to make Nitamin Nfusion available to the specialty ag and row crop markets through Wilbur-Ellis. Their agronomic expertise over a wide range of crops will certainly enhance the benefits of this technology to growers.”

Gene Gauss, vice-president of fertilizer and nutrition for Wilbur-Ellis, said, “This next-generation Nitamin product is central to Wilbur-Ellis' mission of providing advanced crop production technologies and enhanced value to our customers. By matching the nitrogen release rate to the crop input requirements of different crops throughout the growing season, Nitamin Nfusion enables growers to effectively manage the nitrogen needs of their crops and helps increase yield and crop quality with lower nitrogen rates and fewer in-season applications. This improved nitrogen efficiency also allows for reduced nitrate leaching and better environmental stewardship, which is an advantage for our customers.”

Nitamin Nfusion is converted to plant-available forms of nitrogen (ammonium and nitrate) by soil microbes over a period of 60 to 90 days. It can be used as a primary N source for vegetable and fruit crops as well as row crops. Nitamin Nfusion can be applied through preplant soil applications, fertilizer irrigation, injection, water run and surface sidedress bands.

Nitamin Nfusion can be blended with different ratios of quick-release liquid fertilizers, such as UAN, urea solution, and ammonium nitrate solution, to provide flexible N release rates. It can be blended at the retailer facility or in the field. The amount of Nitamin Nfusion added ranges from 20 to 50 percent of the total nitrogen content of the fertilizer solution for most crops.

Custom blends can also be made with certain formulations of phosphorus, potassium and micronutrients.

Georgia-Pacific's original Nitamin product, Nitamin 30L, is a 30 percent slow-release liquid N fertilizer that releases nitrogen to plants over a 60- to 90-day period. Numerous replicated research studies and commercial grower trials, conducted over the past three years throughout the United States and in regions of South America and Asia, have demonstrated that Nitamin 30L enhances the yield and quality of a wide variety of crops.

Wilbur-Ellis Company is the exclusive distributor of Nitamin Nfusion to the specialty agriculture and commodity crop markets it serves in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For additional information, please visit the Web sites http://www.gp.com/chemical/ and http://www.nitamin.com/ or call the Nitamin hotline at 866-2nitamin.