Actagro announces new patent issued for Proximus


Actagro LLC has announced the issuance of a new patent for the chemistry underlying its Nutri-Guard technology, including its nitrogen management product, Proximus, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent is directed toward a substance made by a unique process, with benefits to crop production, including the mitigation of nitrate leaching in agricultural soils. A key component of Proximus recognized in the patent is the ability to enhance the native soil microbiome as a tool in reducing nitrate leaching.

According to Casey McDaniel, Actagro’s Managing Director, Proximus provides a sustainable solution that improves nitrogen use efficiency when mixed with UAN fertilizer. “Proximus works fundamentally different by enhancing soil microbes, while increasing yields,” he notes.

According to a news release, Actagro’s commercial portfolio includes over 30 specialty products that are proven to increase crop productivity and financial returns for growers. Actagro also recently opened a new 11,000 square-foot, $9 million research and development facility featuring a high-tech agronomy/soils lab, tissue culture/microbial lab and discovery chemistry lab.

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