All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

Physical Specifications for Granular Fertilizer and Soil Amendment Products

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Physical-Specifications-for-Granular-Fertilizers

Fertilizer and soil amendment products have had a long evolution in terms of quality. At the start of modern agriculture, growers had few options – most of them not ideal. But advanced manufacturing methods, coupled with a greater understanding of nutrient and particle performance, has Continue reading →

 

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphate Rotary Dryer

The phosphate industry continues to gain attention as of late, as the world begins to approach peak phosphorus. With that, companies will increasingly be looking to improve upon their phosphate products and processing methods. What follows is a basic overview of the equipment commonly used Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Factors that Influence the Viability of a Granulation Process

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Be it for a fertilizer or soil amendment product, the granulation process (and the many configurations thereof) requires a delicate balance of variables in order to economically produce a product that meets the desired qualities. Depending on the feedstock, the end product, and the process Continue reading →

 

Farm Bill Supports Nutrient Management Efforts

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

After passing through the Senate in an 87-to-13 vote and the House in a 386-to-47 vote, the long-awaited and highly anticipated 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Trump on December 20, 2018. The legislation, titled The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, governs Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Speed Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

High-Speed Mixer

Today’s photo highlights a high speed mixer. FEECO’s high speed mixers are ideal for producing MCP and DCP animal feeds. They are mounted on top of pug mills, and provide a thorough reaction of feed components, in addition to a mixture of materials, before processing Continue reading →

 

Manure Better than Inorganic Fertilizer, According to New Study

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

manure-fertilizer-study

A landmark study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown manure to provide better results in terms of crop yield and soil quality compared to the use of inorganic fertilizers. The study, Response of Soil Organic Carbon, pH, Electrical Conductivity, and Water Stable Aggregates Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Presentation on the Preconditioning Options for Manure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Preconditioning Organics for Granulation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the preconditioning options for manure. Many large-scale farming operations are turning to on-farm granulation to maximize their available nutrients and resolve waste handling challenges. Preconditioning is an important part of this process. This Slideshare presentation looks Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on a Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Fertilizer Granulation Pilot Plant

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a fertilizer granulation pilot plant. Pilot plants for fertilizer granulation are becoming ever-more popular as the industry looks to develop more customized nutrient products. This project profile highlights a granulation pilot plant FEECO provided to a Continue reading →