LOUISVILLE, KY (August 25, 2015) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, announced today that Charah Agricultural Products has just completed its first international delivery of SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer to a customer in the Dominican Republic.
According to Marcus Conrad, General Manager Trading at JM Fertilizer LLC in Tampa which served as the shipment’s distributor, “Both our customer and the team at Charah Agricultural Products were thrilled with the quality of the product upon delivery. This material underwent the ultimate stress test as it traveled from Louisville to Tampa on rail, sat in a rail yard for five weeks awaiting a vessel and then traversed the Gulf of Mexico in five days under extremely humid conditions without clumping or dusting. The quality of SUL4R-PLUS calcium sulfate really exceeded our customer’s expectations.”
SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer, in its unique patent-pending pelletized form, is an in-demand pelletized calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, Charah Agricultural Products has a patent-pending process to pelletize the byproduct, making sulfur and calcium application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for sulfur by the regional farming industry.
Unlike any other sulfur-fertilizer product on the market, SUL4R-PLUS crop nutrient’s pelletized form makes sulfur and calcium application easier, enhances soil quality and boosts yield of all crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and other crops including legumes, fruit, vegetables and more.
The customer in the Dominican Republic plans to use SUL4R-PLUS calcium sulfate in fertilizer blends on variety of fruit and vegetables including green peppers, sugarcane and citrus to enhance yields and in turn profits. In addition, the product is being used directly for golf courses as a soil amendment and to help green the grass. Charah Agricultural Products is currently quoting additional orders to other countries throughout the region.
“Because of its uniform pellet size, SUL4R-PLUS calcium sulfate can be applied and blended with other dry inputs, making NPK much more efficient,” said Scott Vanderventer, Director of Sales. “It spreads evenly for superior coverage, allowing farmers to make just one pass across their field. And because it is a sulfate form of sulfur, it is immediately available and starts working almost on contact. As an added bonus, the product contains calcium as well.”
Charah has added several storage facilities in the Mid-West Marketplace with locations now in Louisville, KY; Farmer City, IL; Hoopeston, IL; Breckenridge, MI; Middleton, MI; St. Louis, MO; Caledonia, OH; Prairie Du Chien, WI and Lacrosse, WI to provide greater access to SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer. For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com.
About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah performs all aspects of managing and recovering the resource value from byproducts generated during the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include construction, operations, sales & marketing, and innovative product development for the agricultural market. For more information, visit www.charah.com, www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385.