CF Industries Holdings, Inc., through its CF Industries, Inc. subsidiary, is one of North America’s largest manufacturers and distributors of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products. Nitrogen fertilizer is essential to healthy plant growth and high crop yields, especially for corn, cotton, and wheat. Phosphate fertilizer helps plants generate necessary sugars, germinate seeds, and build strong root structures. The company also produces nitrogen products for industrial and environmental applications.
Primary nitrogen products produced by CF Industries are:
- Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) Solution
- Anhydrous Ammonia
- Granular Urea
- Ammonium Nitrate
- Other Urea
- Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
Primary phosphate fertilizers produced by CF Industries are:
- Diammonium Phosphate (DAP)
- Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)
- MAPpluS™ Sulfur Enhanced Monoammonium Phosphate
Custom fertilizer products include Aqua Ammonia, UAN with Sulfur, DAP – Turf grade, and others.
Man-made fertilizers have had a tremendous impact on farm productivity and food availability. In 1950, for example, the average U.S. farmer produced enough food to feed 27 people. Since then, thanks to advances in fertilizers, seeds, herbicides, pesticides, and farming practices, average yields of all crops have increased by 55 percent. The average farmer now produces enough food to feed more than 120 people. This unprecedented improvement in crop yields has had important environmental benefits, too, significantly reducing the amount of land required to feed a growing world population.