An insider look at Nutrien’s potash operations on Global Fertilizer Day

Nutrien is one of the largest soft rock miner and potash producers in the world, with over 20 million tonnes of potash capacity at our six potash mines in Saskatchewan, Canada.  

Potash is the common name given to a group of minerals containing potassium (K) and is essential to all forms of plant and animal life. Potash is mined from deep underground deposits left by ancient inland seas or extracted from salt-water bodies. 

Potash is used in fertilizer for plants to improve root and stem strength, water utilisation and disease resistance. It can also be used in feed for animals or industrial products like soaps. 

With decades of high-quality reserves and multi-year expansions complete, Nutrien is well positioned to meet the world’s long-term potash needs. 

Potash mine

Our Next Generation Potash program is leveraging automated and tele-remote mining and other digital technologies to continue to improve safety performance, lower production costs and increase production while reducing emissions.  

Our extensive transportation and distribution network includes four North American marine terminals, 285 distribution points and 5,900 railcars to efficiently supply potash to around 40 countries worldwide.