Agrium Advanced Technologies Commits to Support Environmentally Responsible Organizations in the Golf Industry
Release Date: 2/5/2009
February 5, 2009 – Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT), a leading manufacturer of slow- and controlled-release fertilizers and micronutrient products, has partnered with several environmental organizations as part of an ongoing initiative to become a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The company’s earth-friendly product line includes slow- and controlled-release products—POLYON®, XCU™, NITROFORM®, NUTRALENE®, DURATION CR® and PRECISE®—that rely on unique technology to minimize leaching and nutrient loss which reduces environmental impact.
“Our controlled- and slow-release technologies enhance the environmental and plant growth performance of our products,” Bill Boycott, president of AAT said. “It’s rewarding to produce fertilizers and plant protection products that help protect the environment.”
In addition to their earth-friendly products, AAT is committed to supporting environmentally responsible organizations.
“We chose to get involved with organizations that take sustainability as seriously as we do,” Bryan Gooch, marketing manager of AAT said. “We have aligned ourselves with several groups whose missions are similar to our own.”
One of AAT’s most notable affiliations is with the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). The Institute is committed to strengthening the compatibility of the game of golf with the natural environment. EIFG relies upon sponsors to help fund their programs and AAT has made a three-year commitment to support their e-Learning grant and other important initiatives.
Another key organization that AAT sponsors is with Audubon International, with whom they are an official “Sustainer.” Audubon’s mission is to provide people with the education and assistance needed to practice responsible management of land, water, wildlife and natural resources.
AAT also proudly sponsors Project EverGreen and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE)®. Project EverGreen is a coalition of green industry professionals whose mission is to preserve and enhance the green spaces in communities for today and future generations. RISE is a national non-profit organization that represents producers and suppliers of specialty pesticides and fertilizers.