Supplying sulfur to your crops
Sulphur is a key component when growing high yielding, healthy crops. Whilst Nitrogen is a growth promoter, Sulphur works as a growth regulator, effectively balancing the manufacture of sugars and proteins in leaf tissue with the demand from these materials throughout the plant. Consequently, Sulphur plays a crucial role in maintaining green leaf area, growth rates and delaying senescence. Low Sulphur levels reduce Nitrogen metabolism, leaf expansion and plant development. The nutrient is very mobile in the soil meaning wet winters and early springs leave low reserves in the soil. Crops need a steady supply throughout rapid growing seasons, so it’s key to apply S each time N is applied.
Steadily Supplying Sulphur to the crop
Sulphur deposition has decreased dramatically throughout the UK over the last 30 years, as a result of the Clean Air Act. Deficiencies of this vital element are now visible in many areas of the UK. Where deposition is less than 10kg/ha/year most crops will benefit from applications of fertiliser containing sulphur.
The Nitroflo Range
Sulphur can be applied alongside Nitrogen, when using the OMEX Nitroflo range of Liquid fertilisers.
Speak to your local Liquid Fertiliser expert about supplying Sulphur to your crop. You can find out who your local contact is by using our handy postcode tool, here.