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Agruim Advanced Technologies expands


August 11, 2009
By Amanda Ryder

Aug. 11, 2009 – Agrium Advanced Technologies' Professional Horticulture Division has made significant expansions into the horticultural market since its inception last fall.

Agrium Advanced Technologies' Professional Horticulture Division has made significant expansions into the horticultural market since its inception last fall.

Ron Dekok, Sales & Marketing Manager noted that the first year was “building a solid foundation to accommodate our growth strategy”.  This included everything from setting up warehousing and distribution points, developing unique Canadian formulations for products, meeting customers and getting the word out that this new Pro Hort division’s goal is to be the number one supplier to the greenhouse, nursery and specialty ag markets.

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Customer reactions to Agrium’s offerings were better than expected.  They fully understood and appreciated that Agrium is a Canadian company dedicated to Canadian growers.

The division was launched with special formulations of Polyon® controlled release fertilizers last year.  To augment the success of Polyon, the Pro Hort division increased its stable of products with a wide selection of pest and crop control products, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, seed and soil amendments, landscape and horticultural supplies.  And this fall, a new line of specialty water soluble fertilizers will be introduced at the fall trade shows.

To assist in meeting customer needs, two seasoned technical sales specialists have joined the team.  Chelsea Stroud will be managing Ontario-East and Arden Nywening will be managing Ontario-West, both ready to facilitate customer requirements.


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