Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC announced that microSource, the micronutrient division of Gavilon, will be expanding its capacity and R&D capabilities in Shakopee, Minn. As part of this expansion, Gavilon Fertilizer’s manufacturing assets in Shakopee will operate as part of microSource.

“In just three years, microSource’s growth has extended beyond our existing NPK-distribution footprint,” said Gavilon Fertilizer President, Brian Harlander. “To meet growing demand for specialty fertilizers, we added a dry product warehouse, indoor and outdoor liquid storage, automated packaging and a quality control/product development laboratory at our Shakopee production facility this year. Together with our sales support and distribution network, microSource is well-positioned to be one of the leading formulators of premium plant nutrient products in North America.”

Ryan Burke, vice president, international of Gavilon Fertilizer, has been named president of microSource.  Kipp Smallwood, director of sales and operations of microSource, will assume the new role of general manager and chief operating officer.

MicroSource has been providing high quality plant nutrients and additives, including NBPT nitrogen stabilizers, complete nutritional starters, and a full line of dry and liquid micronutrients, to the fertilizer industry since August 2011.