Diverse phosphate product portfolio

Nutrien operates two large integrated phosphate mining and processing facilities and four regional upgrading plants in the US. Nutrien is now self-sufficient in phosphate rock.

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What is phosphate and where does it come from?

Phosphorous (P) is present in every living cell, both plant and animal.
Most of the world's phosphate is mined from underground deposits formed by marine sediment.

What Is Phosphate Used For?



  • Required for energy storage and transfer
  • Speeds crop maturity


  • Assists in muscle repair and skeletal development of animals


  • Used in soft drinks, food additives and metal treatments