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J.R. Simplot Company Increases Production of Controlled Release Fertilizer Coating

Published on February 17 2016

BOISE, Idaho – The J. R. Simplot Company has increased the availability of its controlled release fertilizer coating GAL-XEONE™ in conjunction with newly expanded operations in Florida. All polymer coated products contained within the BEST and APEX product lines will be converted to GAL-XEONE coating in the next several months. Simplot first introduced GAL-XEONE polymer coating capabilities in 2013, and has now expanded product availability through its relationship with Florikan – E.S.A of Sarasota, Florida. Plans are also in place for Simplot to commission coating operations at its Lathrop, California facility later this spring.

Simplot GAL-XEONE polymer coating is a controlled-release technology that provides continuous nutrient delivery to match plant uptake needs for optimal plant health.  This patented coating uses a technology developed with support from NASA to allow water to enter the prill, then carry the nutrient solution out through a precise, semi-permeable membrane. 

“Plants including turf and ornamentals are healthiest with constant nutrition over an extended period of time,” said Dr. Terry Tindall, director of agronomy at J.R. Simplot Company.  “Simplot GAL-XEONE polymer coating allows consistent, predictable delivery of plant nutrients using advanced technology not common with traditional fertilizers.”

Today’s environment demands attention to sustainability, and GAL-XEONE is based upon that principle.  With proven and controlled nutrient release from two to 12+ months, this sustained nutrient delivery improves plant health. At the same time, it reduces loss of nutrients due to volatilization and leaching while minimizing plant injury.  Moreover, because of the precise release of nutrients, there is less labor and logistics expense in nutrient application.

By delivering the right amount of nutrients to match the pace of plant growth, Simplot GAL-XEONE is a 4R Nutrient Stewardship® best practice and an efficient use of resources.  It provides the RIGHT source of nutrients at the RIGHT time the plant can use them at the RIGHT place in the growing zone and at the RIGHT rate for absorption.  Visit

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

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