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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/fertilizer-technology-plants-pioneer-in-hall-of-fame

By Frank Gonzales NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Pushing envelopes isn’t just for test pilots at NASA — Ed Rosenthal’s agricultural creativity has been so successful that it is getting ready to take its place in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. (more…)

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Fertilizer helps crops grow better, but nutrient runoff can lead to serious environmental problems. Ed Rosenthal, founder of Sarasota, Florida-based Florikan, had an idea to control the nutrient release to avoid runoff and maximize the benefit to the plant. He perfected the formula thanks to 40 hours of NASA consulting, and the fertilizer is now sold around the world—and also used on the ISS for project Veggie.“NASA’s expertise helped us advance our development by years. We were happy to pay it back.” — Ed Rosenthal, Florikan

https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2017/index.html

https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2017/ee_2.html

http://www.spacefoundation.org/programs/space-certification/certified-partners/certified-companies/florikan-esa-llc

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Once again, residues of the herbicide glyphosate have been found in commonly consumed foods. A new report produced by Food Democracy Now and the Detox Project found “extremely high levels” of glyphosate residues in popular foods, from Cheerios and Ritz Crackers to Kashi cookies. According to the report, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup, “is the most heavily used chemical weedkiller in food and agricultural production in human history.” http://inhabitat.com/glyphosate-found-in-cheerios-kashi-cookies-and-other-popular-food-items/                         by Lacy Cooke  of inhabitat

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http://www.spacefoundation.org/programs/space-certification/certified-products/space-technology/gal-xeone™-nutricote®-florikan

About Gal-XeONETM Thriving Through Continuous Nutrient Delivery

Plants thrive best and remain healthiest when supplied with continuous nutrition. GAL-XeONE™ is a controlled-release fertilizer with a new, advanced polymer coating technology. It delivers optimal nutrients to the plant at a pace that matches a plant’s uptake requirements. GAL-XeONE fertilizer provides gradual release of plant nutrients to match a plant’s growth cycle as needed. It improves efficiency, limits plant damage and reduces nutrient loss.

Highlights

EFFICIENT DELIVERY: GAL-XEONE™ is a controlled-release fertilizer with a patented polymer coating technology that delivers nutrients to the plant at the right rate to match a plant’s uptake needs.

EXTENDED RELEASE: Plants are healthiest with constant nutrition over an extended period. GAL-XEONE technology allows consistent, predictable delivery of plant nutrients.

EXACTING TECHNOLOGY: The patented GAL-XEONE coating uses 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.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Delivering just the right amount of nutrients to match the pace of plant growth is a 4R Nutrient Stewardship® best practice and an efficient use of resources.

Benefits

Controlled nutrient release from 2 months up to 18+ months
Sustained nutrient delivery to improve plant health
Reduced losses from volatilization and leaching, and minimized risk of scorching
Reduced number of applications therefore reducing labor and logistics costs
Applying the right source of nutrients at the right rate at the right time and in the right place
East and West coast production enables nationwide & international availability
About Nutricote®

Nutricote® is the gold standard in the world of controlled release fertilizers. For over thirty years, this world-class technology has been scientifically proven to outperform all other CRF’s, with its consistent and dependable release curve and superior homogeneous nitrate based fertilizer.

Highlights

The release of nutrients from Nutricote® is controlled by the amount of a special chemical release agent in the resin coating.
Only the amount of this special release agent varies according to the required period of release designated by the various Types of Nutricote®.
This special release agent has resulted in a dramatic technological improvement in consistent and precise nutrient release.
Every particle of Nutricote® is uniquely homogeneous, to ensure consistent analysis application after application.
Benefits

Crop Safe – Will Not Flash Release
Creates Uniform Crops in Size and Color
Longevities and Customization Available to Meet all Crop Cycles
For more information about Florikan products, please visit http://florikan.com/#nav

Certification Category:
Space Technology
Certified Product/Service Produced by:

Florikan

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