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What is Aspire?

Aspire® is the first-of-its-kind boron delivery system. Formed using innovative Nutriform® technology, Aspire boron (B) and potassium (K) (0-0-58-0.5B) in each granule to help achieve balanced crop nutrition.

How does Aspire help crop performance?

By combining B and K in one granule, Aspire reduces the risk of uneven application and improves nutrient use for maximum yields. Nutrients such as B and K are crucial for cell growth, water-use efficiency, stress tolerance, reproductive development stages and more. Ultimately, the use of Aspire results in gained efficiencies, maximized yields and increased profitability.

Which nutrients are in Aspire?

Aspire contains B and K (0-0-58-0.5B), best suited for corn, soybeans, cotton and alfalfa. Some retailers and farmers have explored using Aspire on other crops as well with on-farm success. These nutrients are combined with Nutriform technology into one nutritionally balanced granule. This is especially important for B, which is mobile in the soil. Due to its immobility within the plant, it is best applied directly to the soil versus a foliar application. Boron is the second most deficient micronutrient in the world, next to zinc. There is a fine line between B deficiency and toxicity, which is why applying exactly the right amount is critical.

Visit our formula page for more information at AspireBoron.com/performance.

Why should farmers use Aspire?

Aspire fertilizer provides the differentiation, sustainability and profitability retailers and farmers are looking for in a premium brand. Aspire matches the sophisticated levels of today’s most advanced plant genetics, crop protection and equipment technologies. Most importantly, Aspire places balanced nutrients in the right place using Nutriform technology.

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02.03.2014  |   MicroEssentials

Micronutrients: Boron, Manganese Make Waves

“MicroEssentials and Aspire are considered foundational crop nutrition products in that they’re N, P and K-based, but they also allow for a more balanced crop nutrition plan,” says Kevin Kimm, Senior Director of Marketing at The Mosaic Company.

11.21.2013  |   MicroEssentials

Balance Your Crop Nutrition With Mosaic

MicroEssentials® utilizes Fusion Technology™ to bring together two forms of sulfur: sulfate and elemental sulfur. Having those two forms allows for season-long sulfur availability to the crop.

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Agronomist Bios

Kyle Freeman, Ph.D.

director, new product development

Dr. Kyle Freeman is Director of New Product Development for The Mosaic Company. He is responsible for leading all product development, agronomy, and research efforts worldwide. This includes leading Mosaic's new product development process, the Stage-Gate® process.

Dr. Freeman and his team manage over 500 small-plot research trials around the world, as well as a commercial trial program with more than 100 locations annually. Additionally, Dr. Freeman leads a global team of agronomists that deliver fertility and crop nutrition expertise to Mosaic and its customers. Dr. Freeman earned a Master of Science degree in soil science and Ph.D. in soil fertility from Oklahoma State University, and he is an active member of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA professional societies, serving on various committees.

Ross Bender, Ph.D.

Senior agronomist

Dr. Ross Bender is Senior Agronomist for The Mosaic Company. His responsibilities include educating and training internal and external sales forces on Mosaic performance products and balanced crop nutrition. Prior to joining Mosaic, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in crop sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and a Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in plant physiology at the University of Illinois.

Ross has used his training, education and research experience to interactively share cutting-edge plant nutrition knowledge across dozens of diverse retailer and producer audiences.

Curt Woolfolk, M.S.

senior agronomist

Curt Woolfolk is a Senior Agronomist for The Mosaic Company. His role involves developing the North American agronomic strategy to support Mosaic's commercial team. This strategy results in the latest technical information and product knowledge that creates distinctive value for Mosaic performance products and delivers consistent agronomic solutions to Mosaic customers. His main responsibility is to educate and train internal and external sales forces about Mosaic performance products and balanced crop nutrition.

Curt has led Mosaic's on-farm trial program as a Product Development specialist, has over 12 years of experience in precision agriculture, and extensive farming experience. Curt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in soil science and Master of Science degree in soil fertility from Oklahoma State University. Curt is a member of NAICC and ASA-SSSA professional societies.

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