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Grow The Right Way With Fertizona

Fertizona is Arizona’s largest agricultural fertilizer and crop protection retailer. With 9 locations located throughout Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico, and a regional trucking depot, fertilizer production facilities, and seed coating operation.

Fertizona and its member companies, Compton Ag Services, Ag Express, and CYC Seed Company provide inputs for Southwestern growers, turf managers, nurseries, landscapers, and municipalities. With an experienced staff of Pest Control Advisors, Agronomists and Turf Managers, we provide superior service and knowledge and provide for our Southwestern agriculture.


Fertizona helps the Peoria Sports Complex to look its best

Expertise and economical products make a difference

Peoria, Arizona, a large suburb northwest of Phoenix, is literally a big league city. That’s because the Peoria Sports Complex is the spring training home of two Major League Baseball organizations: the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. 15 teams play in Arizona’s “Cactus League” every February and March, and they put a lot of pressure on local turf managers

“We’ll go for thirty days straight with major-league games every day,” said Brandon Putman, Sports Facilities Maintenance Coordinator for the city of Peoria. “If you count the minor-league teams’ spring training, we often have five games a day.”

Highlighted by a beautiful 12,000-seat stadium, the Peoria Sports Complex has 40 acres of turf across 13 baseball fields and common areas which get used year-round. Besides regular and extended spring training, the fields also host Arizona Summer League, college games, scouting tournaments, youth leagues, concerts and more. But in addition to the demands of heavy traffic, Peoria’s facilities have the challenge of maintaining turf conditions to the highest levels of quality in extreme summer heat.

“The major-league teams insist on certain standards, and the grounds managers always do an awesome job there,” said Kevin Walsh, Fertizona Turf Sales Representative. “Their conditions are immaculate, and the grass has consistent growth and color.”

Walsh has worked with the Peoria staff since 1993. He and Fertizona provide a wide range of products to the facilities, including seed, fertilizer, pesticides and Endurant® turf colorant. “We’re now using Sapphire® herbicide and Mountain View’s Home Run® rye seed,” Walsh said, “and the results have been amazing. The seed really outperformed, and the grass looks fantastic.”

Quality with Economy

Even though the Peoria managers have a great relationship with Fertizona, their product decisions don’t come easily.

“We have an unusual situation because we’re a municipality,” Putman explained. “We want our playing fields to be top-notch, but we have strict budget constraints. We’re responsible to our citizens first, so we price compare anything we buy.”

Fortunately for everybody, Fertizona is consistently able to recommend cost-effective solutions that allow Putman and his crews to do an exceptional job more affordably.

“We rely on Kevin’s expertise,” Putman added. “With his knowledge and flexibility, he’s really good about finding economical ways to keep our grass strong and healthy. Fertizona definitely gives us a bigger bang for our buck.”

To help your turf look big-league good all season long, call Kevin Walsh at 480.747.7131, or visit www.fertizona.com today.


 
Broadcast/Banded
All Application Methods
Fertilizer
Winter
Summer
Product
Rate


These are the agricultural application methods, N-YIELD™/ N-BOUND™ formulation, and timings you will use in the Desert Southwest:

If you are broadcasting or banding Granular Urea in Winter OR Summer, use N-YIELD
at 3 qts/ton.

If you are broadcasting or banding UAN-32 in Winter, use N-YIELD at 1.5 qts/ton.

If you apply UAN-32 or Urea Solutions in Summer, use N-YIELD at 1.5 qts/ton + N-BOUND
at 2 qts/ton.

Crops where urea or 28%, 30% or 32% liquid nitrogen fertilizers are a part of the grower program are optimum conditions to apply a PENXCEL™ nitrogen stabilizer.

Click on the chart to view more information.

If you are broadcasting or banding Granular Urea in Winter, use N-YIELD™ at 3 qts/ton.

N-YIELD is formulated with a urease inhibitor. When added to urea and liquid nitrogen, the urease inhibitor technology results in a decrease in nitrogen volatilization.

Blocking the enzyme urease allows more time for increased nitrogen to absorb into the soil and down to the root zone to benefit plant health during the first critical weeks.

The urease inhibitor will not work on other forms of nitrogen fertilizer

If you are broadcasting or banding UAN-32 in Winter, use N-YIELD™ at 1.5 qts/ton.

N-YIELD is formulated with a urease inhibitor. When added to urea and liquid nitrogen, the urease inhibitor technology results in a decrease in nitrogen volatilization.

Blocking the enzyme urease allows more time for increased nitrogen to absorb into the soil and down to the root zone to benefit plant health during the first critical weeks.

The urease inhibitor will not work on other forms of nitrogen fertilizer

If you apply UAN-32 or Urea Solutions in Summer, use a combination of N-YIELD™ at 1.5 qts/ton + N-BOUND™ at 2 qts/ton.

During hot Arizona summer temperatures, N-YIELD in combination with N-BOUND can further increase efficiency of nitrogen in the soils.

N-BOUND contains a nitrogen stabilizer to prevent denitrification and leaching by inhibiting the conversion of ammonium to nitrate.

If you are broadcasting or banding Granular Urea in Summer, use N-YIELD™ at 3 qts/ton.

N-YIELD is formulated with a urease inhibitor. When added to urea and liquid nitrogen, the urease inhibitor technology results in a decrease in nitrogen volatilization.

Blocking the enzyme urease allows more time for increased nitrogen to absorb into the soil and down to the root zone to benefit plant health during the first critical weeks.

The urease inhibitor will not work on other forms of nitrogen fertilizer

Patent pending N-YIELD™ nitrogen stabilizer with PENXCEL™ Technology is designed to protect urea and UAN from volatilization loss. It's the loss that happens after urea is applied at or near the surface, and before sufficient rain occurs. The urease enzyme starts breaking urea down, releasing ammonia gas. N-YIELD nitrogen stabilizer blocks the urease enzyme allowing time for rain or water to take the fertilizer into the soil.

N-YIELD Label
N-YIELD Safety Data Sheet
N-YIELD Tech Sheet
N-YIELD & N-BOUND Usage Chart

N-BOUND™ nitrogen stabilizer is a breakthrough liquid nitrification inhibitor for urea. In addition to using with UAN and Urea Solutions, now you can protect granular urea from denitrification and leaching losses. Rather than having to accept nitrogen losses, now you can have a ready-to-use solution using your urea inventory.

N-BOUND Label
N-BOUND Safety Data Sheet
N-BOUND Tech Sheet
N-YIELD & N-BOUND Usage Chart

Patent pending N-YIELD™ nitrogen stabilizer with PENXCEL™ Technology is designed to protect urea and UAN from volatilization loss. It's the loss that happens after urea is applied at or near the surface, and before sufficient rain occurs. The urease enzyme starts breaking urea down, releasing ammonia gas. N-YIELD nitrogen stabilizer blocks the urease enzyme allowing time for rain or water to take the fertilizer into the soil.

N-YIELD Label
N-YIELD Safety Data Sheet
N-YIELD Tech Sheet
N-YIELD & N-BOUND Usage Chart

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Eco Agro Resources™, PENXCEL™, N-Yield™, and N-Bound™ and their logos are trademarks of Eco Agro Resources, L.L.C.

New nitrogen stabilizers offer option and improvements

Make your fertilizer more efficient

For years, many successful growers have relied on nitrogen stabilizers to minimize urea and UAN fertilizer losses in their fields, even though their product choice was limited to only one source: Agrotain®. But now Southwest growers have options.

Using an exclusive formulation technology known as PENXCEL™, Eco Agro Resources has developed two new patent-pending stabilizer products:

    1. 1. N-Yield™ with the same active ingredient as Agrotain Ultra for controlling volatility and
    2. 2. N-Bound™ containing the active ingredient found in Agrotain Plus for controlling denitrification and leaching

Depending on crop residue, heat, moisture and soil type, nitrogen fertilizer can quickly break down and escape either into the atmosphere or through leaching.

As much as 40% of surface-applied urea-based fertilizer can be lost to the environment, which means the grower is paying for fertilizer his plants never get. Nitrogen stabilizers can slow natural conversion processes, keeping more nutrients in the root zone. That’s a good investment.

“At Fertizona, one of our goals is to give growers smart choices,” said Tyrell Currie, Safety and Marketing Manager, Fertizona. “Agrotain works, but we feel this new PENXCEL technology is a superior option.”

Both N-Yield and N-Bound utilize PENXCEL technology which improves performance. PENXCEL drives the stabilizer ingredients deeper into the fertilizer granules. Penetrating the granules results in a more consistent, free-flowing finished blend that is less sticky and minimizes application risks like clogging spreaders.

Yield is another benefit. Because N-Yield coats fertilizer more thoroughly and consistently, the stabilizer works more evenly in the field. Early university research – in tough conditions similar to Arizona – indicates a potential performance advantage with N-Yield.

“We don’t believe in pushing certain brands,” Currie added. “We believe in making the best technologies available for customers, so they can make product choices that best fit their operations. That’s what trusted advisors do.”

For specific details about the right nitrogen stabilizers for your crops, contact your Fertizona or Compton Ag Representative at a nearby location.


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