Sulfur is as essential as Nitrogen to increase yield and improve grain quality in wheat. Wheat is a Nitrogen loving crop and needs help converting the Nitrogen into proteins that can be utilized to produce quality grain.
In essence, Sulfur, not just Nitrogen, could be a limiting factor when it comes to yield. For example, if we only have enough Sulfur in the soil for 30 bushels of wheat and enough Nitrogen for 100 bushels of wheat, don’t expect more than 30 bushels. According to Liebig’s Law of the Minimum, a plant/crop can only produce as much its most limiting factor will allow. In the example, Sulfur is our limiting factor. To make this calculation easier, if you want 100 bushels per acre of wheat, you need 25 lbs. of Sulfur per acre. Each bushel requires 0.25 lbs. of Sulfur.
What are the other benefits associated with using Sulfur as a part of your nutrient program for wheat production? As mentioned, Sulfur is a limiting factor when it comes to yield and it improves grain quality but it actually does a lot more than this. With all the talk about wheat needing Nitrogen, Sulfur helps with the uptake of Nitrogen in the plant especially with high Nitrogen rates. In addition, adequate Sulfur in the wheat helps with stress during crucial growth stages of production.
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Numerous studies have shown that Sulfur increases yield, improves grain quality, increases Nitrogen uptake and efficiency and improves the overall health of the plant. And Sulfate is the plant food available form of Sulfur found in our SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer products.
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