Georgia-Pacific (G-P) Plant Nutrition announces the addition of Jon Mixson as national sales and marketing manager, and Blake Covert as sales agronomist for the western U.S. Mixson will oversee and drive nationwide sales for the Nitamin plant nutrition business, which includes Nitamin 30L and Nitamin Nfusion Steady Delivery nitrogen. On the west coast, Covert will support Nitamin sales efforts, as well as agronomic research and trials.
Tom Snipes, commercial manager, says the timing could not be better for the new staffers. “It’s an exciting period for the Georgia-Pacific Plant Nutrition Group as we continue to expand our presence in key row crop and specialty agricultural markets, as well as in the turf industry,” Snipes says. “Jon and Blake bring a wealth of agricultural experience and they will be instrumental in serving these markets.”
A graduate of Florida State University, Mixson has worked in the agricultural business for more than 15 years and most recently was in product marketing with Bayer Crop Sciences. Covert has more than 10 years of experience in the agricultural and turf business in California. In addition to managing his family’s almond and walnut farm, Covert also was with Wilbur-Ellis. He holds a B.S. in Crop Science from California Polytechnic State University.
Manufactured by Georgia-Pacific and distributed by Wilbur-Ellis Co. and others, Nitamin 30L and Nitamin Nfusion Steady-Delivery liquid slow-release plant nutrition products provide a steady supply of nitrogen to the plant, minimizing N fluctuations that have a negative impact on plant growth and quality. Nitamin 30L, a blend of slowly available and readily available N components, was developed for use as a foliar-applied fertilizer for use on crops and turfgrass. Nitamin Nfusion was designed to be blended with quick-release liquid N fertilizers to provide an economical high-efficiency nitrogen source based on seasonal crop N demand and regional growing conditions.
About Georgia-Pacific Plant Nutrition
Georgia-Pacific Plant Nutrition is a business group of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC – a market leader in chemical products for the paper, pulp and building products industries, as well as other industrial manufacturing processes. Georgia-Pacific Chemicals has been a major raw material supplier to leading fertilizer producers for over 20 years and has over 40 years of experience with urea-based polymer technology. The company’s headquarters office is located at 133 Peachtree Street, 19th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303. For additional information, please visit the company’s Web sites http://www.gp.com/chemical/ and http://www.nitamin.com/ or call the Nitamin hotline at 866-2nitamin.