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GAL-XeONE® Recognized at Space Symposium

Published on May 19 2017

Simplot’s GAL-XeONE® controlled release fertilizer was recognized at the 33rd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on April 8, 2017 for innovating the way fertilizer nutrients are released in a controlled manner.

The product uses an innovative polymer coating for its controlled release capability developed by Florikan, LLC and its founder Ed Rosenthal. The J.R. Simplot Company purchased the technology in 2012, and has helped create an international distribution channel for the fertilizer.

Florikan was inducted as an “Innovating Organization” into the Space Technology Hall of Fame at the ceremony. In addition, The J.R. Simplot Company was recognized with a commendation for the significant role it has played in allowing world-wide distribution of the fertilizer, thus providing access of the product and its many benefits.
“GAL-XeONE® is an example of the innovative ideas and out-of-box thinking that we need as we explore ways to feed a growing world,” said Jeff Roesler, vice president of Simplot’s Specialty Business Unit team. “We congratulate Ed and the Florikan team for this and are thrilled that it is part of the Simplot team.”

Simplot GAL-XeONE® polymer coating effectively controls nutrient release over an extended period of time – up to 18 months in nursery, turf, horticulture, specialty agriculture and landscaping applications.  This exacting technology provides predictable release of plant nutrients throughout the growing cycle; a critical component in planning nutrient management. It also makes it the perfect crop input to use in unique settings, like that in the turf and horticulture industries and even specialty agriculture.

Clients have embraced GAL-XeONE® and a new web-based application was recently introduced by Simplot to plot the release-timing of nutrients based on the product applied, regional weather, and application rates.  The easy to use GAL-XeONE® CURVE™ program allows for effective nutrient planning through a user-friendly interface for the turf, landscape, specialty agriculture and horticultural industries and is the next step in ensuring clients maximize the effectiveness of the innovative product. 

About Simplot
The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide. The company supports 4R Nutrient Stewardship – using the right source of fertilizer at the right rate at the right time and in the right place.  This is a cornerstone to Simplot’s mission of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.  For more information, visit .

About Florikan
Florikan, an award winning privately held agri-tech business headquartered in Sarasota, FL, is dedicated to evolving plant nutrition through advanced fertilizer technologies by manufacturing, blending, and distributing controlled release fertilizer. Florikan serves the major markets of professional ornamental horticulture, landscape & turf, and specialty agriculture in North America and select export markets. For more information, visit