November 17, 2010
Koch Fertilizer announced it will market plant nutrition products for
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC after reaching an agreement in principle. Under the
proposed agreement, a new subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer, LLC, Koch Agronomic Services,
LLC, will market the Nitamin® and Nitamin Nfusion® lines of slow-release foliar- and soilapplied
nitrogen. Georgia-Pacific Chemicals will continue to manufacture the products and
will continue to provide technical support, research and development for the product line.
“The creation of Koch Agronomic Services underscores our goal to expand our
capabilities to provide efficient crop fertilizer solutions and value to growers who are
looking to maximize their return on crop input expenses,” said Steve Packebush,
president of Koch Fertilizer. Koch Fertilizer and its affiliates are collectively one of the
world’s largest marketers of nitrogen fertilizers.
“Current Nitamin users will receive the same innovative, quality products from the same
manufacturing sources as today," said Rick Urschel, president of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals.
“With this new proposed arrangement, distributors and other customers will obtain access to a
broader line of agronomic solutions from Koch Fertilizer, while retaining access to new
products that can enhance crop yield cost-effectively from the Georgia-Pacific Chemicals R&D
Tom Snipes, currently plant nutrition business manager for Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, will
become the new business manager for Nitamin and Nitamin Nfusion products at Koch
Agronomic Services. He will continue to coordinate sales of the Nitamin product line.
“Koch Fertilizer’s capabilities make this a tremendous opportunity to extend the reach of
Nitamin brand fertilizers to more markets in the U.S. and Canada,” Snipes said. “We plan
to capitalize on the agronomic services platform to bring current and future advanced crop
production technologies and enhanced value to our customers.”
Nitamin and Nitamin Nfusion products provide growers and turf professionals with safe
and efficient slow-release nitrogen. The soil-applied and foliar products in the Nitamin
portfolio are customizable to a variety of soil conditions to aid in matching nitrogen
availability to the crop’s nutrient uptake demand. This enhances the plant’s potential and,
ultimately, favorably impacts crop yield, quality and protection.
Koch Fertilizer refers to Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates
produce, distribute and globally market nitrogen fertilizers, including anhydrous ammonia, urea,
nitric acid, UAN solutions, ammonium nitrate solution, ammonium polyphosphate and ammonium
thiosulfate. The companies’ fertilizer interests have the capability of producing more than 10 million
metric tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC is an indirect, wholly owned
subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest private companies in America.
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC, is a global
performance chemical manufacturer and marketer recognized as a leader in chemicals for building
products, paper, plant nutrition, mining, oilfield, and specialty applications as well as pine chemical
derivatives. It has operations in the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, with joint ventures in
China, India and South Africa. For additional information, please visit the company’s Web site
http://www.gp.com/chemical/ or call l-866-4GP-CHEM (866-447-2436).
About Nitamin® fertilizers
Nitamin® 30L and Nitamin Nfusion® Steady-Delivery® liquid slow-release nitrogen products provide
a steady supply of nitrogen to the plant, minimizing nitrogen fluctuations that have a negative
impact on plant growth and quality. Nitamin 30L, a unique blend of slowly available and readily
available nitrogen components, was developed as a foliar-applied fertilizer for use on crops and
turfgrass and can be applied with many crop protection products. Nitamin Nfusion was designed to
be blended with quick-release, soil-applied liquid nitrogen fertilizers to provide an economical highefficiency
nitrogen source based on seasonal crop nitrogen demand and regional growing
conditions. For more information, please visit at http://www.nitamin.com/ or call the Nitamin hotline
Nitamin, Nitamin Nfusion and Steady-Delivery are owned by or licensed to Georgia-Pacific