RENO, Nev. -- Itronics Inc.'s GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizer has been named one of the top 10 new technologies representing the best of agricultural innovation by the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers in its monthly publication, Communicator.

The award to Itronics says: "From Lab to Ground. Itronics Inc. -- the world's first and only photochemical recycling company -- introduces GOLD'n GRO fertilizer, proving that the power of soil-destroying waste liquids can be harnessed to develop a product that helps growers."

An article in the December 2005 edition of the publication tells the story of the founding and development of Itronics.

"It took us 15 years to go from concept to having a proven line of field-demonstrated products that are effective and agronomically beneficial," John Whitney, Itronics president, is quoted in the article. "The photochemical manufacturers didn't think it could be done."

The base of GOLD'n GRO fertilizer is a mixture of thiosulfates and chelates from which the non-nutrient metals have been removed, the article explains. When combined with normally-applied nitrogen, phosphate, potassium and other essential nutrients, the base liquid helps plant roots to better feed off the soil.

In 2004, an estimated 600,000 acres of cotton, vegetables, fruit and nut trees and wine and table grapes were fertilized with the GOLD'n GRO line of chelated liquid fertilizers.

Whitney said the company is pleased by the recognition from Canada. "It's a tremendous vote of confidence in the quality and viability of the technology that we've created."

Itronics, through its subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc., is the only company in the world with a "Beneficial Use Photochemical, Silver, and Water Recycling" facility that extracts more than 99 percent of the silver and virtually all the other toxic heavy metals from used photoliquids and converts the resulting liquids into environmentally beneficial, chelated, multinutrient liquid fertilizer products sold under the GOLD'n GRO trademark, and 5 troy ounce, 0.999 pure, Silver Nevada Miner numismatic bars. The liquid fertilizers can be used for lawns and houseplants, and are available, along with GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizer injectors, at the company's e-store catalog. The Silver Nevada Miner bars are available at the company's 'e-store' catalog at

SOURCE Itronics Inc. via PR Newswire.