Mosaic is one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.
Their world-class mining and processing operations produce more than 10 percent of the world's potash and phosphate supplies. They move these products through the value chain to wholesalers and retailers through their extensive global distribution system. They have key distribution facilities in eight countries, serving wholesalers, retail dealers and individual growers in approximately 40 countries. Mosaic also offers value-added services, such as tools to assist in application rates of crop nutrients and other customized services that increase both crop and economic yields. They have a rich legacy of experience and innovation, producing a line of premium products that offers greater nutrient delivery with lower application rates.
Phosphate Fact Sheet
Mosaic is the world's largest producer of finished phosphate products, with an annual capacity of 9.7 million tonnes. Their principal phosphate production facilities are located in Florida and Louisiana. They operate four mines and three concentrates plants in Florida that produce phosphate fertilizer and animal feed products, as well as a concentrates plant in Louisiana that produces phosphate fertilizer.
WHY CROPS NEED PHOSPHATE Phosphate, or phosphorus, is known as "the energizer" in crop nutrients, playing a key role in photosynthesis and providing the following benefits to growing plants:
Improves root growth
Advances maturity; lowers grain moisture at harvest
Leads to higher crop quality
Increases water use efficiency
Potash Fact Sheet
Mosaic's potash production capabilities are the third largest in the world, with an annual peaking capacity of 10.3 million tonnes. Their principal Potash operations are located in Canada and the United States. They operate three mines in Saskatchewan, Canada, including the world's largest potash mine in Esterhazy, as well as mines in New Mexico and Michigan.
WHY CROPS NEED POTASH Potash, or potassium, is known as "the regulator" of crop nutrients and provides the following benefits to growing plants:
Leads to the formation of a larger and deeper root system
Reduces water loss and wilting
Regulates nitrogen uptake
Increases protein content in some crops
Reduces lodging caused by weak stalks