Plymouth, MN, United States
Plymouth, MN, United States

The Mosaic Company is a Fortune 500 company based in Plymouth, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Mosaic mines two key crop nutrients—phosphate and potash—and produces specialty products MicroEssentials, K-Mag and Pegasus. It is the largest U.S. producer of potash and phosphate fertilizer. Wikipedia.

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The Mosaic Company | Date: 2017-05-17

A biological-laden dry fertilizer includes a dry fertilizer granule and a coating inoculated with a biological agent and applied to the dry fertilizer granule. The biological coating is a solution or suspension comprising water or oil and at least one biological agent, or an emulsion of an oil and a solution or suspension comprising water and at least one biological agent. The at least one biological agent is a biological chemical, plant extract, microbial agent, and/or a living organism.


Patent
The Mosaic Company | Date: 2015-07-07

A biological-laden dry fertilizer includes a dry fertilizer granule and a coating inoculated with a biological agent and applied to the dry fertilizer granule. The biological coating is a solution or suspension comprising water or oil and at least one biological agent, or an emulsion of an oil and a solution or suspension comprising water and at least one biological agent. The at least one biological agent is a biological chemical, plant extract, microbial agent, and/or a living organism.


Methods and system for increasing the water solubility and availability of zinc in granular fertilizers using acid treatments. The treatment of granular fertilizers with an acidic solution increases an amount of water-soluble zinc, which in turn, increases the efficiency of zinc uptake and reduces the costs and equipment otherwise needed to mitigate zinc deficiencies.


A granulated fertilizer having a primary nutrient and a micronutrient and related methods of making. The micronutrient is incorporated into the fertilizer mixture by dissolving a compound form of the micronutrient into a feed stream for the formulation of the fertilizer material, a water return stream for the scrubbing of waste gas, and/or a feed stream for back titration of the fertilizer material.


Phosphatic clays, and the use of phosphatic clays as a soil wetting agent. Phosphatic clays as wetting agents aid in the retention of water in sandy soil, and/or for prevention or reduction of leaching of nutrients. Due to its unique mineralogy, rheology, particle size and shape, phosphatic clay exhibits high water absorbing and retaining qualities as compared to other clay varieties. Further, phosphatic clay is readily available as a by-product of mining of phosphatic ore. The phosphatic clay wetting agents increases the effectiveness of the water applied to the soil, thereby reducing the amount of run-off, and reducing the amount of water needed to accomplish sufficient irrigation. The phosphatic clay wetting agents can be delivered to the soil as a sprinkle-on product, granule product, spray-on product, soil amendment, fertilizer or seed coating, or fertilizer composition.


A granular cohered MOP fertilizer having one or more micronutrients, and one or more binding ingredients. The fertilizer is prepared by compacting MOP feed material with one or more micronutrients and one or more optional binders to form a cohered MOP composition. The cohered MOP composition is then further processed, such as by crushing and sizing, to form a cohered granular MOP product containing micronutrients. The process yields a fertilizer product containing micronutrients with superior elemental and granule size distribution without comprising handling or storage qualities.


Coatings and additives including a fatty acid or salt of fatty acid for application to granules. The coatings or additives can be applied to granules of, for example, fertilizer or animal feed. The fatty acid can be stearic acid, another saturated fatty acid, a salt of fatty acid such as sodium stearate, or combinations thereof, and can optionally include a carrier fluid. Preferably, the coating or flow additive is animal feed-grade certified to be used for products incorporated into food or animal feed as a nutrient supplement.


A fertilizer composition including a base fertilizer granule with a barrier coating and one or more micronutrients. The base fertilizer material is coated with a barrier coating, and then a coating of one or more micronutrients. Alternatively, the base fertilizer material is coated with a barrier coating having discrete particles of micronutrients dispersed throughout. The barrier coating acts to physically and chemically isolate the micronutrient particles from the underlying fertilizer composition such that more of the micronutrient is available to the soil solution, and ultimately to the root zone of the plant.


Patent
The Mosaic Company | Date: 2016-05-19

Injection fluids formed of reverse emulsions and related methods of forming and using reverse emulsions for cavity control in solution mining. The reverse emulsion can reduce the volume of oil required to create an oil pad at the roof of a solution mining cavern in order to prevent vertical leaching and cavern collapse. The reverse emulsion can be formed from an emulsifier, a brine solution and oil. The emulsifier concentration can range from about 1% to about 5% by weight of the reverse emulsion. The emulsifier and the oil can be combined to form an oil/emulsifier mixture, wherein the oil/emulsifier mixture is combined with the brine solution to form the reverse emulsion. The oil/emulsifier mixture can be from about 1% to about 5% by weight of the reverse emulsion.


Methods and related systems for conditioning of granular fertilizers post-manufacture to reduce the generation of dust during handling, transport, and storage of the fertilizers, and/or to increase the agricultural benefits of the fertilizer. The method includes introducing a quantity of an aqueous conditioning agent, such as by spraying, to a plurality of fertilizer granules. The aqueous conditioning agent can include one or more beneficial agricultural and/or dedusting additives including one or more acidifying agents, one or more drying agents, one or more herbicides and/or pesticides, one or more chelating agents, one or more biological agents, and combinations thereof.

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