Advanced Chelating Agent Levesol™ Now Available For Dry Fertilizer

West Central Distribution’s proprietary ortho-ortho EDDHA chelating agent is introduced in a new form that improves phosphorus and micronutrient efficiency

WILLMAR, Minn. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Levesol DFC™, a dry fertilizer compatible version, joins the
original Levesol™ as another option for growers to maximize the potential of phosphorus and
micronutrients in their soil and in their fertilizer all season long. Last year, West Central Distribution
introduced Levesol a first-of-its-kind chelating agent that enhances and maximizes nutrient efficiency for
crops when mixed with liquid fertilizer. Levesol DFC provides the same benefits as the original Levesol
and is formulated for impregnation on dry fertilizer to be applied in-furrow or in a band. When proper
mixing and handling instructions are followed, Levesol DFC will not affect how you handle your dry
fertilizer. It stays flowable during impregnation and application, and won’t stick to your equipment. Even
cool weather won’t change how this new chelating agent works.

Micronutrients in the soil can bond with negatively charged components like phosphorus (P) and
get tied up in the soil. When this happens, the nutrients are not available for plant uptake. Levesol and
Levesol DFC are the only patent pending chelating agents on the market, and use the purest and highest
concentration of ortho-ortho EDDHA formula available to fully protect nutrients from bonding with
negatively charged soil components. Keeping nutrients from bonding together makes them soluble for
uptake, which leads to greater nutrient availability and, ultimately, increased plant health and return on
investment for growers. Soil extraction studies have shown up to 47% more phosphorus and higher
levels of micronutrient availability when applying a starter fertilizer program with Levesol DFC
versus without. This nutrient availability can result in faster and more even emergence for better yields.

“Levesol and Levesol DFC provide a solution for growers to combat nutrient deficiencies in their
plants. Whether it’s phosphorus, zinc, manganese, iron or copper, all of these nutrients are great
examples of nutrients that can be present in the soil, but not available to the plant,” said Brian Kuehl,
director of product development for West Central. “Levesol DFC is a new technology growers can use to
help make those nutrients in their soil and in the fertilizer they are applying more available for their

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About West Central
Established in 1974, West Central is a wholesale distributor of crop protection products, crop nutrient
products, micronutrients, seed treatments and inoculants. West Central anticipates and meets the needs
of each business with a consultative approach, and its highly trained professionals explore, understand
and commit to fully supporting each retailer’s goals.