In 2001, R.W. Griffin and Engelhard Chemical, one of the largest chemical companies in the world (now owned by BASF) entered into a long term exclusive distributorship for BASF’s 19-E fertilizer produced around the clock at Attapulgus, Georgia.

R.W. Griffin’s ability to win a very sought after contract with BASF was based on its’ ability and commitment to provide significant storage and logistical assistance for BASF’s product.

19-E is a popular product for our Southeast farmers providing them needed inputs at a very reasonably priced cost. Farmers have been using the product with success for almost 40 years.


  • No risk of potential N loss due to volatilization.
  • Lower cost per pound of N
  • Nitrate-N for rapid crop absorption
  • Premix with ammonium thiosulfate to provide both N and S as 18-0-0-3


Corn and Forage Grasses need N all season long for top-profit yield

  • Specialists suggest about 200 lbs of NITROGEN for 150 bu/a corn and about 275 lbs for 200 bu/a corn. For higher yields, consider 1.2 lbs of N for every bushel of expected corn grain yield.
  • Split apply N for corn with 50-75 lbs applied preplant and the remainder split at 12″ ht. and then several times through the pivot.
  • An 8 ton/a yield of bermuda needs at least 400 lbs/a each of N and of K20.
  • Hay responds well to 75 lbs/a of N applied pre-1st cut and then 100 lbs/a of N applied right after each cutting. POTASSIUM and SULFUR are essential for efficient crop use of N. 16-0-5 (a mix of 19-E and soluble potash) helps to provide a part of the crop’s K needs.
  • Bermuda needs 50-60 lbs/a of K20 for each ton of anticipated hay yield
  • Remove animals from pastures for a week after the application of 19E or until the field receives 1/2 inch of rain or irrigation water


From Scientists and Consultants to Retailers and Growers, Here’s What They’re Saying about 19E Fertilizer

  • It works and better yet, it costs less…
  • Comparisons of 19E to Urea and Ammonium Nitrate showed that they are equally effective when applied properly and at the same rate of nitrogen…
  • I sidedress cotton with 19E or 18-0-0-3 because it is more economical and there is no risk of N loss due to volatilization…
  • Compatible herbicides can be mixed with 19E for uniform application and better weed control…
  • I have sold it for years because it is the best value per acre to the grower…
  • For years my cotton growers have benefitted when I mix soluble potash and ammonium thiosulfate with 19E to produce a 14-0-4-2s. This prevents N loss by volatilization, provides a uniform application and eliminates the risk of leaf burn.
  • …this mix of and potash also works well on pastures and hay fields


Consider these nitrogen management facts:

  • Nitrogen is the element most often limiting pecan growth
  • Pecans need about 150 to 200 pounds per acre of Nitrogen split applied
  • Split apply Nitrogen before spring bud break and again during early kernel fill
  • Potassium (K) and N allow leaves to build sugar reserves until frost
  • A buildup of sugars and nutrients helps to minimize alternate year bearing
  • Nitrate and ammonium N sources are equally effective when each is properly applied and at the same rate of Nitrogen.