The Andersons has initiated a patent infringement suit against Enviro Granulation of South Carolina; Plant Science of Ontario Canada and The Harrell’s of Lakeland, FL. The infringement suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, involves three patents related to dispersible granular fertilizer technology.
The Andersons’ investment in intellectual property is limited, however research and development is crucial to the success of its professional turf business and the company will defend its technology in this suit and others if necessary.
The Andersons introduced its revolutionary dispersible granular technology in 2004 under the brand name Contec DG. The Contec DG products have benefited golf courses nationwide. Information on these products can be found here.