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Learn all about FFAA company member, Florikan ESA, a manufacturer of controlled-release fertilizers for professional horticulture, specialty agriculture, golf & turf, and landscape markets.

The fertilizer industry is one that has grown by leaps and bounds where technology is concerned, and Florikan is a shining example of that. Started in 1981 as a small, husband and wife team, Florikan has grown to a family-owned, US-based manufacturer, blender, and distributor of controlled-release fertilizers that are sold the world over. Florikan has partnered with NASA to further research and develop plant nutrition products and programs、some of which have been utilized on the International Space Station!

The History of Florikan
Florikan was founded in 1981 in Sarasota, Florida – by an enterprising husband and wife, looking to build a better life for their family. They began by supplying everything a modern nursery or greenhouse might need but eventually found a calling in advanced controlled-release fertilizers. Florikan began by importing and distributing Nutricote®, then developing award-winning technologies of their own such as Staged Nutrient Release or (SNR™). Today, Florikan has a portfolio of innovative polymer-coated nutrient encapsulation technology, from the original Nutricote®, to the highly customizable Gal-XeONE® to the agriculture-focused YLD™.

Through the years Florikan has contributed to the economy and agriculture industry of Florida by opening its 85,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Hardee County in 2015. Florikan grew again in 2019 adding a 25,000-square-foot distribution center adjacent to the manufacturing facility.

Notable Achievements

Since 1981, Florikan has been a solution-driven innovator and has a record of milestone achievements to prove its claims. Florikan has been recognized by the American Nurserymen and Landscape Association (ALNA) for our business achievements. Additionally, Florikan has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association (FNGLA) for environmental sustainability. Finally, Florikan received honors from The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and The Space Foundation (STHOF) for excellence in our products and partnerships.

Florikan has plotted a course as a performance leader in the polymer encapsulated nutrient space. Beginning by importing Nutricote®, designing and perfecting Florikote® with NASA (Later becoming Gal-XeONE®); and optimizing polymer coating technology for agriculture through the highly successful YLD™ product line.

Today, Florikan continues its mission of “Evolving plant nutrition through advanced fertilizer technologies” through engineering specialized coatings to optimize plant nutrition and reduce environmental impact. The Florida Fertilizer and Agrochemical Association is proud to have Florikan as a company member! Florikan’s vision of “Bringing Plant Nutrition, Production, and Conservation Together” is one the FFAA is pleased to support.

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