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Good in every granule

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Most people don’t put a lot of thought into the idea of fertilizer, but there are few innovations that are as important to modern day life as we know it. It is commonly accepted that without fertilizer, modern farming would not exist. Bill Gates even wrote that “two out of every five people on Earth today owe their lives to the higher crop outputs that fertilizer has made possible.’

Throughout the 20th century the human population began to grow faster than the food supply that was needed to support it. The innovative nature of the human spirit led to countless inventions and solutions that have offered us the ability to go through our lives without the overwhelming worry about where our next meal comes from.

Did you know that in 1908, two German scientists discovered how to mass produce nitrogen fertilizer? Their discovery, known as the Haber-Bosch process, converts natural gas, a raw material, into nitrogen – a useable resource.

Today, scientists are developing “precision agriculture” techniques to further increase crop yields while using fertilizer more efficiently. As advocates of The Fertilizer Institute’s 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship principles we focus our business on making recommendations that support precision agriculture, nutrient stewardship, and most importantly the continued success of the farmer. We are proud to be a part of an industry that leads to increased food production, on less land, that feeds more people. We are proud to know that every trailer load, 50 lb bag, 2.5 gallon jug that leaves our facility works to continue to feed our population. We believe there is good in every granule.

Micronutrients are having a moment

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Micronutrients are having a moment. According to market research, the global agricultural micronutrients market this year is estimated to be valued at roughly $3.6 billion dollars. This number is projected to reach a value of $5.4 billion dollars by 2025. We know that our customers are often conservative and even cautious about how adding new products to their operations, but with proven technologies and growing data to support the efficacy of products, Wedgworth’s is adopting the use of these new technologies.

For a little over four years our team has been researching and promoting the benefits of Small Particle Technology (SPT.) Through various processes, often adopted from the pharmaceutical or food production industries, particle sizes are reduced for optimal plant uptake and drastically lower application rates. Our investment in science, education and proven positive return-on-investments have our customers seeing the benefits of increased micronutrient use on a wide variety of operations and industries. With the recent adaptation of our Clewiston facility to manufacture and process our own micronutrients, we are fully invested in the benefits of SPT nutrients to our customers.

When the micronutrients Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Manganese (Mg), and Calcium (Ca) are naturally chelated using SPT those nutrients do not as easily bond and are therefore more available to the plant. Chelation is a chemical process that occurs between a metal ion and a ligand, also known as an ion attached to a metal atom; that results in the metal ion becoming soluble. Our SPT natural chelation process provides organic acids that provide the plant metabolic benefits as well.

Our mission for nearly a decade has been a focus on customer success. We’ve shown in countless trials in more than 20 crops across the Southeastern United States that products powered by SPT unlock these vital micronutrients, increasing yields and ensuring growers aren’t throwing away their investment.


Summit Nutrients is a proven line of micronutrients that bring SPT technology together with proprietary molecules that further enhance foliar penetration and increase the mobility of micronutrients. With enhanced efficiency and mobility plants are healthier at every growth stage.

To learn more about SPT & Summit Nutrients products and benefits contact a Wedgworth’s advisor.

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