Harrell's acquires Polyon brand

More than 70 Polyon team members will join the company.

Harrell’s has acquired POLYON a brand of Koch Agronomic Services. 
The sale, which was effective as of Nov. 15, includes the POLYON controlled-release fertilizer brand and related technology, patents and manufacturing capability. More than 70 veteran team members from the landmark Sylacauga, Alabama, POLYON production facility officially become Harrell’s employee-owners.
"This is a great day for Harrell’s," CEO Jack Harrell Jr. said. "We’ve always wanted to own POLYON and finally the time was right for everyone. Now we’re going to do everything we can to bring this superb technology to more customers and markets."
Harrell’s has distributed POLYON in the golf, lawn care, horticulture and specialty ag markets for three decades in a supply relationship that originally began with Pursell Industries in the early 1990s. "We’ve been so closely associated with it that folks mistakenly thought we already owned it," said Harrell. "Those little green BBs have been at the heart of our business and a big part of our growth and success over the years," said Harrell.
POLYON is a fertilizer with a reactive coating technology that diffuses nutrients based on soil temperature and coating thickness. It provides consistent, predictable, dependable feeding to turfgrass, ornamental plants and a wide variety of specialty crops.
"It’s a foundational product for so many growers in so many markets," Harrell said. "We believe in a balanced approach agronomic philosophy that combines nutrition and plant protection and POLYON is the perfect start to the process."
Under the agreement, Harrell’s will also custom manufacture POLYON for Koch Agronomic Services, which will continue to hold exclusive rights to POLYON in certain international markets.