The IFDC facilities were built in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (United States), on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Reservation in 1976. IFDC is an outgrowth of TVA’s National Fertilizer Development Center (NFDC). The majority of fertilizers in use worldwide were developed at the NFDC and/or IFDC.
Facilities at IFDC headquarters include specialized research laboratories; greenhouses; growth chambers; specialized instruments essential for laboratory research; bench-scale and pilot-plant units used in studies such as beneficiation of ores, acidulation and granulation of fertilizers; training facilities; a technical library; scientific information services; and a word processing center.
IFDC conducts activities in collaboration with national and international organizations throughout the world. In addition to its headquarters in Muscle Shoals, IFDC has offices and/or staff stationed across Africa and Eurasia.
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Left Photo: Greenhouse at IFDC headquarters. Photo by Clyde Beaver
Center Photo: IFDC headquarters. Photo by Clyde Beaver