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January 2022 News

Happy New Year

What Is Going on With Fertilizer, Grass Seed & Chemical Pricing?

Many factors influence fertilizer availability and price. 

  • Global fertilizer prices have reached record highs this year, in part due to soaring prices for the natural gas used to produce them and the severe storms in the U.S. that have disrupted production. 
  • Pricing on all inputs, not just fertilizer, including grass seed, weed & feeds and pre-emergence chemicals are at record highs as well, climbing a historical average of at least 12% across commodities.
  • This bay of fertilizer cost $18,000 in 2021. Today it is just over $40,000. 
  • A tote of Roundup last year was $4,900, today it is just over $14,000.

Price Hike

  • From September 2020 to September 2021, prices in the U.S. for ammonia increased 210%, liquid nitrogen rose 159%, urea increased 155%, potash was up 134%, MAP increased 125%, and DAP rose 100%, according to an ABF report.

Natural Gas

  • Between 75% and 90% of the costs to produce nitrogen are related to natural gas, AFBF economists say.
  • As the pandemic cut use of natural gas, plants cut back on the volume of the fuel.  Meanwhile, as 2022 gets underway and the economy is recovering from the pandemic, demand for natural gas is going higher. 

Snow Shovels & Pushers

Conquer The Snow! CONSERV FS snow shovels help you defeat the most daunting of snowfalls.

snow shovels
24" ABS Snow Pusher
w/fiberglass handle and rubberized grip.
18" ABS Snow Shovel
w/fiberglass handle and rubberized grip.

Bulk rock Salt & Snow Slicer

Rock Salt

For pricing & delivery options contact your salesperson.


Lightning Premium Ice Melt® (-20° F)

Lightning Premium Ice MelterItem #445076
  • Reduces application rates up to 50%.
  • Quick burn and long-lasting performance.
  • Aqua-colored blend for improved visual spreading.
  • Premium-sized sidewalk salt crystals treated with magnesium chloride, organic carbohydrate, and a corrosion inhibitor coating.
  • Organic carbohydrate acts as a lubricant that allows for free-flowing through spreaders.
  • Lowest operating temperature liquid on the market.
  • Safer for pets, sidewalks, plants, and equipment.

Volume: 50lb bag, 49 bags/pallet


iLandscapeiLandscape : The Illinois + Wisconsin Landscape Show

February 2–4, 2022

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Stop by our booth #1804 to see what’s new at Conserv FS.

Want to learn more? Contact Terre Houte at or visit the event website.


10 Tips for a Positive New Year

1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

2. Take a daily "Thank You Walk." You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. Feel blessed and you won’t be stressed.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and less foods manufactured in plants.

4. Talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself. Instead of listening to your complaints, fears and doubts, talk to yourself with words of truth and encouragement.

5. Post a sign that says "No Energy Vampires Allowed." Gandhi said, "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet," and neither should you!.

6. Be a Positive Team Member. Being positive doesn’t just make you better, it makes everyone around you better.

7. Don't chase success. Decide to make a difference and success will find you.

8. Get more sleep. You can't replace sleep with a double latte.

9. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.

10. Look for opportunities to Love, Serve and Care. You don’t have to be great to serve but you have to serve to be great.

Jon Gordon

Winter 2021
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