Alfalfa requires a higher amount of Boron than other crops and is the most sensitive to Boron deficiency. This deficiency is common in sandy soils, in soils with high pH or in drought conditions. It is also not uncommon for Boron deficiency to happen alongside Sulfur deficiency.
While most have planned on the nutrient sources for their 2018 crops when it comes to Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash, we often forget about the secondary and micronutrients like Sulfur and Boron. Sulfur and Boron are essential for nutrient balance and for meeting plant needs but are too often overlooked. As growers take off their first or second cuttings, it is a great time to apply additional nutrients like Sulfur, Boron and Potash.
SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer has revolutionized the application of Sulfur, Calcium and micronutrients. SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, comprised of 21% Calcium and 17% Sulfate, is an innovative granular sulfate proven to enhance soil quality and increase crop yields. Don’t waste your money putting unnecessary nitrogen on your alfalfa. SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer is the perfect form of sulfur, with no nitrogen and 17% sulfate, proven to help you get the most from alfalfa and a wide variety of other crops.
SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer has partnered with Michigan State University, Dr. James DeDecker to study the effect of using SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer for the production alfalfa. The study began in spring of 2016 and is ongoing. Results obtained in 2016 and 2017 definitely demonstrate a yield, quality and economic advantage by adding SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer to complete your total alfalfa nutrient package. The data suggest that SUL4R-PLUS® products are capable of addressing sulfur, and possibly boron, deficiency in alfalfa to significantly increase forage yield, as well as net economic return to management.
Please see the below results from the 2017 Michigan State University alfalfa trial with SUL4R-PLUS® products SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z and SUL4R-PLUS®.
In addition to these two vital nutrients we have products that incorporate Boron and Zinc combined or separate along with our Calcium and Sulfur. SUL4R-PLUS® BZ (BORON and Zinc) fertilizer micronutrient package delivers a potent package of nutrients – Boron, Zinc, Calcium and Sulfur – while making nutrition immediately available to hungry crops. It is an optimized micronutrient package – with fast-working nutritional power to deliver immediate and complete nutrition to alfalfa during the current growing season for macro yields and improved crop quality.
Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today to learn more about SUL4R-PLUS BORON for alfalfa or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information.