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Controlled Release Fertilizer for Blueberry Production What Is Florikan® CRF with Gal-XeONE? Florikan® CRF is a controlled release fertilizer that is made to withstand the hot and humid conditions which occur in the Southeast US. Florikan CRF is activated by moisture and the speed of release is only affected by soil temperature. Florikan CRF is not adversely affected by excess rainfall or irrigation.

Why Use Florikan® CRF with Gal-XeONE For Blueberry Production? Problem: Blueberries have fine, fibrous roots that do not develop root-hairs and cannot adequately absorb nutrition before it is leached. This requires excessive applications of inefficient water soluble fertilizers which may not provide the plant with sufficient nutrition on a daily basis. Solution: FlorIkan® Controlled Release Fertilizer eliminates feast and famine nutrition and ensures a constant supply of nutrients to the plant throughout the crop cycle. Problem: Many CRF blends contain nitrate forms of Nitrogen. Nitrate reductase is an enzyme that is needed to convert nitrate to amino acids and proteins for plant uptake. Blueberries have very limited nitrate reductase activity which means they cannot effectively utilize nitrate forms of N. Excessive nitrate N can also lead to burning of the fine fibrous roots. Solution: With the use of Florikan® Controlled Release Fertilizer with ammonium sulfate and Florikan® Controlled Release Fertilizer with Urea a grower can supply a consistent and appropriate source of needed nitrogen for blueberry production without the fear of causing plant damage. 6801 Energy Court, Suite 100, Sarasota, Florida, 34240 Phone: 800.322.8666 • Fax: 941.377.3633 Web: www.florikan.com GAL-XeONETM is used under license from JR Simplot company


Controlled Release Fertilizer for Blueberry Production Advantages to using Florikan® CRF with Gal-XeONE Increase efficiency and application frequency Reduced potential for nutrient leaching Provides consistent nutrients to the plant throughout crop cycle Limits risk of causing fertilizer burn to plant or root system Reduces cost of nutritional program per acre

Florikan® Controlled Release Fertilizer with Ammonium Sulfate and Florikan® Controlled Release Fertilizer with Urea will Provide long term available Nitrogen in the ammonium-N (NH4-N) form to generate the following results: A more consistent and even flush An Increase in plant protein levels Higher yields

Florikan® Controlled Release Fertilizer SOP and Florikan Controlled Release Fertilizer SPM will provide a continuous Supply of Potassium which: Increase root growth and improves drought resistance. Improves ability to combat disease. Plays a critical role in sugar and carbohydrate production and storage

Florikan® CRF with Gal-XeONE micronutrient sources will Provide a consistent supply of minor elements For: Improved Photosynthesis Conversion of amino acids to proteins Proper root development

One size… does not fit all To accommodate the needs of blueberry farmers, Florikan® CRF offers the broadest selection of controlled release nutrients on the market including 3 forms of Nitrogen, 4 forms of potash, multiple NPK options, as well as a variety of micronutrients. Certified regional Florikan® blenders can custom blend the exact fertilizer needed for any situation. Please go to www.Florikan.com to locate your regional provider. 6801 Energy Court, Suite 100, Sarasota, Florida, 34240 Phone: 800.322.8666 • Fax: 941.377.3633 Web: www.florikan.com GAL-XeONETM is used under license from JR Simplot company

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