Advanced Fertilizers: Fertigation and Foliar Applications

Request Number N119021
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ICL Innovation seeks advanced fertilizers for various application methods to supplement ICL's plant nutrition solutions, with a focus on fertigation and foliar applications.


ICL Specialty Fertilizers, a business unit of ICL Fertilizers, produces superior-quality, cost-effective specialty fertilizers that help growers achieve higher yields and better quality, in spite of scarce water and limited arable land.  Please view information on ICL's current product line at the ICL Specialty Fertilizers web page.




Key Success Criteria
  • Cost effectiveness

  • Loading-fertilizer should be at least 85% of the final product by weight

  • Performance in real life conditions-release profile, cross effects, etc.

  • Feasibility of application using mostly existing machinery and following established practices

  • Regulatory considerations



Possible Approaches
  • Advanced foliar applications, including improved uptake and penetration of nutrients
  • Efficient transport of nutrients to the plant phloem
  • Advanced micro-nutrients systems, including foliar applications
  • Low cost nutrient delivery system
  • Nano technology to enhance nutrition efficacy
  • Specialty fertilizers for advanced fertigation techniques
  • Soluble slow release nutrients for foliar application
  • Unique nutrient properties - chemical and physical
  • Special oligo (Ca, Mg, S) and microelements (Fe, Zn, Mn, Mo, B, Cu) formulations and chelates
  • Solutions for mitigating soil challenges such as high Cd content




Approaches not of interest

ICL Innovation is not interested in responses which offer approaches which are already commercialized and available on the market.


Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Contract Research
  • Technology Licensing
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted

ICL Innovation welcomes responses from academic or research institutions or other organizations who are interested in developing innovative technologies and sharing intellectual property in licensing.  Approaches with demonstrated feasibility are preferred, but early stage approaches with sound scientific concepts are also welcome.  Technologies aligned with business interest will enjoy full funding until implemented on an industrial scale.


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Point of Contact
Kevin Andrews
Area of Interest
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Crop Production
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Energy & Power Production
  • Family & Consumer Products & Services
  • Manufacturing & Fabrication
  • Medical Products & Services
ICL Innovation
Due Date
December 31, 2016
Award Amount
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