Farmers Calculate Return with Latest ROSI® App from AdvanSix
June 19, 2017
App Designed to Help Farmers and Fertilizer Retailers Incorporate Sulfur into Crop Nutrition Programs
Parsippany, NJ — AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX), one of the world’s largest producers of ammonium sulfate fertilizer, has introduced a new version of ROSI® (Return on Sulfur Investment), its popular agricultural app. The enhancements to the ROSI® app will help growers better estimate the per-acre or per-farm return they can expect by incorporating sulfur in their crop nutrition programs.
The ROSI® app is designed to help farmers and fertilizer retailers quickly and simply determine the value that Sulf-N® ammonium sulfate – an important fertilizer and crop nutrient – can bring to farming operations. Sulf-N® provides efficient nitrogen and readily-available sulfur to a variety of crops, from wheat and alfalfa to soybeans and corn. All ROSI® app calculations are backed by sulfur response data from The Sulfur Institute and International Plant Nutrition Institute and require only simple inputs such as state, type of crop, price and application rates.
“Our goal is to help farmers and retailers optimize the health of their crops, maximizing both productivity and profit,” said Mike Hamilton, business director for the AdvanSix ammonium sulfate business. “Changing markets mean our customers need crop fertilization information at their fingertips, literally, to maximize return. Our ROSI® app does just that, helping farmers and retailers with their everyday needs.”
ROSI® was introduced in 2014 and quickly became an easy and convenient tool for those in the field. The new version offers enhanced capabilities, such as incorporating additional nitrogen sources into the app’s data inputs, thereby improving its overall accuracy. The app also provides links to various educational videos on sulfur management.
AdvanSix is a leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by our customers to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, we also sell caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and other intermediate chemicals, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advansix.com.