Sulfur deficiency significantly affects crop quality. The lack of one kg of sulphur translates into the inability to absorb 3-5 kg of nitrogen.
What does this mean for the crop?
If the crop is poorly fed with sulphur there is a reduction in nitrogen uptake from the soil, which results in inhibition of its circulation in the plant and thus the inability to convert nitrogen into protein. This process causes high level of nitrates in the crop and automatically its toxicity. The situation becomes particularly dangerous, the high level of nitrates harming both the crop and the consumers.
The symptoms of sulfur deficiency are similar to those of a lack of nitrogen, and it is common for farmers to use additional doses of nitrogen to improve the appearance of crops, which is an additional and unnecessary cost. In the absence of sulfur, this nitrogen will not be used by plants and will only pollute the groundwater and the atmosphere. To prevent this, soil monitoring should be carried out regularly through chemical analyses by laboratory tests.
Are fertilizers good or not?
There are many types of fertilizers. What should you pay attention to when choosing the right one?
First of all, to its chemical composition.
For example, Sulfagro Ca, contains up to 21% calcium in the form of Ca2 + cations and 17% sulfur in the form of SO4 2-sulfate.
What does this mean for the soil?
Both the sulfur and the calcium in Sulfagro Ca are in a chemical form that allows them to be assimilated directly by plants. Sulfur participates directly in plant metabolism and photosynthesis. As the soil is the main source of sulfur for plants, it is important to properly prepare it with fertilizer, properly hydrated and the pH mainteined.
Choose the most suitable chemical combination to increase your yield!