Around the Industry: August 30, 2010

August 27, 2010 - 10:46

Agrium Advanced Technologies Launches Direct-to-Market Sales Division

Agrium Advanced Technologies recently announced the implementation of a new direct-to-market sales division, Agrium Advanced Technologies Direct Solutions, "to meet the growing needs of our customers through streamlined marketing and distribution support,” according to President Andrew Mittag. This division is a one-stop supplier to the turf and ornamental markets that provides broader access to Agrium’s global leadership in fertilizer technology and more personalized services from a specialized field team. For more information, visit

Jolly Gardener Expands Into Professional Mixes

New Jolly Gardener Pro-Line soilless growing mixes, from Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, are specially designed for professional greenhouse growers and nurseries. The new line consists of four standard mixes — two greenhouse grower mixes and two nursery mixes — that can be custom blended for specific needs. Oldcastle also offers custom formulations. All professional mixes are available in 2.8-cubic-foot bags, supersacks and bulk. “This is a great opportunity for us,” said Kevin McDonald, vice president of sales and marketing. “Our plant locations give us the ability to service the entire East Coast and Midwest while taking advantage of regional raw material availability. Entering the commercial market was the logical next step with our expertise and capabilities.” For more information, visit

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