About Nutrien's high-quality, lower-cost potash operations

Nutrien is the largest soft rock miner and potash producer in the world with over 20 million tonnes of potash capacity at our six lower-cost potash mines in Saskatchewan. With decades of high-quality reserves and our multi-year expansions complete, we are well positioned to meet the world’s long-term potash needs.

As we plan and invest for the future, our Next Generation Potash program is focused on leveraging automated and tele-remote mining and other digital technologies to continue to improve our safety performance, lower our production costs while increasing production and reducing emissions. 

Our extensive transportation and distribution network includes four North American marine terminals, approximately 300 distribution points and 5,900 railcars to efficiently supply potash to around 40 countries worldwide. 

Potash Infographic

What is potash and where does it come from?

Potash is the common name given to a group of minerals containing potassium (K) and is essential to all forms of plant and animal life.

Potash is mined from deep underground deposits left by ancient inland seas or extracted from salt water bodies.

Insider look at the world of potash

Discover more about our potash operations in Saskatchewan and what it’s like at one of our mines.

Potash in Saskatchewan

What is potash used for?


  • Improves root and stem strength, water utilization and disease resistance.
  • Enhances taste, color and texture of food


  • Aids in animal growth and milk production


  • Used in soaps, water softeners, de-icers, drilling muds and food products

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