Plentiful potash sector sees no need for change

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Abundant reserves, robust price forecasts and a lack of major catastrophes have dampened enthusiasm for innovation in the global potash industry, but does this approach risk missing important chances to improve production of one of the world’s most important minerals? Rose Pengelly reports.


Revolutions in agriculture over the last 50 years have rapidly changed the way crops are produced, increasing yields, reducing water consumption and improving profitability.

Further up the value chain, however, methods for producing fertilizer minerals such as potash have barely altered in decades.

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