Author Archives: Al Mulhall

About Al Mulhall

Mulhall is senior director of market research at Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan

Fertilizer: The Economic Downturn

The economic downturn slowed the global GDP -1.1% in 2009, tapered U.S. output to -2.7%, and disrupted the normal smooth flow of fertilizer from producers through the distribution chain to growers. Beginning with the onset of the downturn, growers around the world reduced their fertilizer applications. Recognizing that nitrogen is not banked in the soil