Dust Handling

The manufacturing process for many fertilizer producers can draw several concerns and challenges and this is why manufacturers must reduce any potential risks to the facilities and the workers’ exposure within the environment. Therefore, the facility must adhere to procedures that focus on leaving the environment in pristine condition.

While manufacturers do as much as possible to control dust within our facilities, SUL4R-PLUS goes above and beyond and produces the highest quality DUST FREE fertilizer on the market translating, to:

  • Minimal to zero shrinkage rate
  • Protection of granule integrity during storage
  • No loss of product quality
  • Consistency and efficacy for accurate application

The below video is a comparison of the dust free handling attributes of SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer vs. another fertilizer product.

SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC ANNOUNCES CORN AND SOYBEAN FIELD TRIAL RESULTS

STRONG RESULTS INCLUDE YIELD INCREASE 

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 13, 2020) – SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, a provider of innovative agricultural fertilizer products, announces the results of corn and soybean crops field trials. These trials combine sulfate and soluble calcium with Boron and Zinc nutrients, all delivered in a patented, sustained-release, plant-available method. SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer offers Boron, Zinc, Calcium, and Sulfur in every granule to provide nutrition to hungry crops all season long. Because of its continuous release formulation, SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer can be applied in the fall or the spring.

Corn Results

In side-by-side tests throughout multiple states in 2019, including Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Minnesota, corn showed an average yield increase of 13 bu/acre compared to the grower standard when using 100 lbs/acre of SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer. In addition, savings were also realized by avoiding the added cost of KMAG, AMS, foliar nutrients, and additional input costs. At the 2020 crop insurance rate of $3.88/bu, this is an increase of $50.44/acre to the grower’s revenue.

The plant nutrition results were interesting – in particular, not only did Calcium, Sulfur, Boron and Zinc tissue concentrations increase, but other nutrients like N increased in the plant tissue. This is a strong indicator of the importance of ensuring all the needed nutrients, including Calcium and Sulfur, are plentiful and in forms that are readily-available to the plant.

Soybean Results

In side-by-side 2019 soybean trials in Kentucky, SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer increased yields by 9.8 bu/ acre compared to the grower standard. Using the 2019 crop insurance rate of $9.17/bu, there was an increase of $89.87/acre increase in grower revenue.

SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer improved overall soybean plant health by providing essential micronutrients Boron and Zinc in one complete dry fertilizer application as opposed to two separate fertilizer applications, dry and foliar (liquid) indicated by the grower standard. One application of combined nutrients in the SUL4R-PLUS B+Z fertilizer showed not only a financial benefit but saved time.

Key Benefits of SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z Fertilizer:

  • Every particle contains Boron, Zinc, Calcium, and Sulfur, so every plant gets fed with all the nutrition
  • The fertilizer formulation provides season long nutrition to any crops
  • The even spread and continuous release of nutrients fit the 4-R’s  – Right Product, Right Place, Right Rate, Right Time)
  • Uniform size ensures particles blend well with urea, DAP, MAP, and potash
  • Specifically designed with larger pellets that are more uniform than most fertilizers. This enables spreading further and more uniformly.
  • The uniform pellet spreading makes it a very effective way to evenly spread micro nutrients that have lower rates
  • Phosphorous-free, for P-sensitive and P-restricted zones
  • Provides formulation flexibility, allowing you to provide the correct nutrition for crops without overapplying potassium, phosphorous, and nitrogen
  • Flexibility to spread 90-120 feet
  • Dust-free handling
  • Sulfur enhances microbial activity resulting in increased degradation of organic residue in the field
  • The product has a low salt index of approximately 8
  • Because of the continuous release properties that align with crop uptake, SUL4R-PLUS B+Z fertilizer reduces excessive early availability which can be lost from leaching before the crop can utilize more of the nutrients.

Furthering Your Knowledge

Did you know – Sulfur basics:

  • More Sulfur fertilizer is needed due to decreased air pollution that used to provide adequate Sulfur levels for most crops.
  • Like nitrogen, Sulfur has multiple forms that change in the soil. The sulfate form is what the plant takes up however, it is also a form that easily leaches through the soil profile.

Did you know – Calcium basics:

  • Third-highest nutrient uptake amount, behind nitrogen and potassium
  • Must be in a plant-available form for uptake, and available when the plants need it

Why SUL4R-PLUS® Fertilizer?

  • Excellent source of plant-available forms of sulfate sulfur and soluble calcium
  • Plant-safe – salt index of 8.1, vs. 88.3 for AMS
  • An economical source of sustained release sulfate and Calcium – proven to match crop uptake throughout the growing season.

About SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC

Based in Louisville, KY, SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC develops innovative products for the agricultural market, including SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, an in-demand granular calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, has a patented process. Creating dust-free, uniformly sized granules, making calcium, and sulfur application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for higher yields by the regional farming industry. SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer, and SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer also now are available. For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or email info@SUL4R-PLUS.com. Follow us on twitter @sul4rplus or LinkedIn for up to date field trial results.

SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC HIRES IVAN WOLLENMANN AS SALES MANAGER

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 16, 2020) – SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, a provider of innovative fertilizer products for the agricultural market, announced today that it has hired Ivan Wollenmann as Sales Manager. He is based in Noblesville, Indiana and is responsible for SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer and other agricultural products sales to distributors and select dealers in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and Missouri.

Ivan has nearly 30 years of experience in all aspects of the agricultural business including sales and marketing, agronomic training, crop protection, inventory management, as well as supply and logistics management. Most recently, he worked for KOCH Agronomic Services as a Strategic Account Manager with previous work experience including WinField Solutions, AgReliant Genetics, Agriliance and Land O’ Lakes. He has an Associates degree in Agribusiness from Vincennes University and a B.S. in agriculture from Western Kentucky University. Ivan was a member of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana Emerging Professionals Class of 2016.

For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or contact Ivan directly at 317-682-7615 or iwollenmann@SUL4R-PLUS.com.

About SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC

Based in Louisville, KY, SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC develops innovative products for the agricultural market including SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, an in-demand granular calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC has a patented process to create dust free, uniformly sized granules, making calcium and sulfur application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for higher yields by the regional farming industry. SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer and SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer also are available. For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 866-576-6660.

SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC ANNOUNCES 2019 POTATO FIELD TRIAL RESULTS

STRONG RESULTS INCLUDE YIELD INCREASE AND HOLLOW HEART REDUCTION 

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 3, 2020) – SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, a provider of innovative agricultural fertilizer products, has announced the results of a recent field trial on potato crops, using a potent ratio of sulfate and soluble calcium delivered in a patented sustained-release, plant-available method. In multiple tests, Idaho potatoes showed yield increases from 22 cwt to 32 cwt alongside a 9% reduction in hollow heart disease or 2/3 vs. the grower standard, when using 100 lbs./acre of SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer during or prior to tuber initiation. The health results are notable, as plant nutrition – in particular, the level of pre-growth calcium – has been directly linked to better plant health, and therefore to an increase in overall yield and quality as well.

Some Basics on Sulfur:

  • More sulfur fertilizer is needed due to decreased air pollution
  • Has multiple forms that change in the soil – the sulfate form, which easily leaches, is most utilized by plants

Some Basics on Calcium:

  • Third-highest nutrient uptake amount, behind nitrogen and potassium
  • Essential for healthy growing vegetation and, when limited, disorders such as internal brown spot and hollow heart can occur
  • Must be in a plant-available form for uptake, and available when the plants need it

Why SUL4R-PLUS® Fertilizer?

  • Great source of plant-available forms of sulfate sulfur and soluble calcium
  • Plant-safe – salt index of 5, vs 88.3 for AMS
  • An economical, immediately available, and seasonally sustained release of sulfate and calcium – proven to match crop uptake

About SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC

Based in Louisville, KY, SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC develops innovative products for the agricultural market including SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, an in-demand granular calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC has a patented process to create dust free, uniformly sized granules, making calcium and sulfur application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for higher yields by the regional farming industry. SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer and SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer also now are available. For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or email info@SUL4R-PLUS.com. Follow us on twitter @sul4rplus or LinkedIn for up to date field trial results.

WHAT IS YOUR CALCIUM, SULFUR, BORON and ZINC SOURCE IN 2020?

Most are already planning on the nutrient sources for their 2020 crop when it comes to Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash but we often forget about the secondary and micronutrients.

This is the reason why we ask, “What is your secondary and micronutrient source?” As everyone knows Calcium, Sulfur and micronutrients are key to producing great yields but are often overlooked as nutrients in planning a fertility program for upcoming growing season. In the past, major focus has been placed on Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to supply needed nutrients to produce top yields. As technology has evolved thru advancement in seed genetics and crop protection to improve yield and quality, demand for more of the sixteen (16) essential nutrients has increased, especially the secondary and micronutrients.

High yielding crops have been depleting vital nutrients from our soil over the years, which is now starting to affect yield and quality. Now is the time to start revising your nutrient program to incorporate secondary and micronutrients to eliminate the possibly of nutrient deficiencies that can rob yield and quality. You are spending big money for top quality seed and crop protection to ensure top yield and quality; why not spend big money on proper nutrition for the crop.

Crop nutrition is a variable you can control, don’t let it control you. Provide the nutrients needed and reap the benefits of a well-fed crop. Now is the time to start replenishing your Calcium, Sulfur, Boron and Zinc nutrient reserve.

SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer has revolutionized the application of Calcium, Sulfur, Boron and Zinc nutrients. SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer, comprised of 21% Calcium and 17% Sulfate, is an innovative granular sulfate proven to enhance soil quality and increase crop yields. In addition to these two vital nutrients we have products that incorporate 1.5% Boron or 3% Zinc, or a combination of 0.5% Boron and 1.5% Zinc along with our Calcium and Sulfur.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit INFO@SUL4R-PLUS.COM for more information.

SUL4R-PLUS Fertilizer Field Trial Results on Rice

A customer recently verified the claims we make regarding the agronomic advantages of our SUL4R-PLUS® product on this field trial on rice in Louisiana. The blend using SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer product produced a 40 bu/acre yield bump (with less nitrogen as well!) versus the grower standard, and a 20 bu/acre yield bump versus the competition.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com to learn more.

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SUL4R-PLUS Products Contribute to Agronomic Sustainability

If it is true that we need to double food production by 2050 to sustain human life on Earth, it is important to remember that protein is a big part of that food source. We all know that it takes Sulfur to convert Nitrogen to protein, and with 95% plus soil tests coming back in many regions as low or deficient in Sulfur, SUL4R-PLUS® products can play a vital role to help fulfill the demand to double our food. As Sulfur levels decrease even more, and agricultural land becomes less available as housing, roads, and development expand, SUL4R-PLUS products will play a key role in Agronomic Sustainability overall.

SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer and SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer deliver a potent combination of nutrients – Zinc and/or Boron, Calcium and Sulfur – while making nutrition immediately available to hungry crops. These optimized micronutrient packages – with fast-working nutritional power – deliver immediate and complete nutrition during the current growing season for optimum yields and improved crop quality.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information about SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer or SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer.

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Video of Dust-Free Handling

One of the prominent features of SUL4R-PLUS® products is that they handle well and are dust-free which is a tremendous operational advantage for our customers.

Check out these images from a customer recently unloading a barge of SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer.

Contact a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com to learn more.

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SUL4R-PLUS® Product Advantages: Nutrients and their Roles, Plant Benefits

SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer and SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer deliver a potent combination of nutrients – Zinc and/or Boron, Calcium and Sulfur – while making nutrition immediately available to hungry crops. These optimized micronutrient packages – with fast-working nutritional power – deliver immediate and complete nutrition during the current growing season for optimum yields and improved crop quality.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information about SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer or SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer.

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New Field Trial Results for Apples, Almonds, Sugar Beets and Potatoes

Some scale, third party trials results are coming in further demonstrating the agronomic value of the continuous release, plant available calcium and sulfate in SUL4R-PLUS® products:

Honey Crisp Apples

Yield increase to 40.4 ton per acre versus the grower standard of 32.2 ton per acre with decreased incident of bitter pit, increased fruit brix (sugar), increase fruit pressure (better storage), slight decrease in fruit size, increases in leaf nutrient content.

Almonds

Initial reports indicate an increase in yield of approximately 300 lbs per acre versus the grower standard and material increase in nut size.

Sugar Beets

Increase in marketable yield of 2.7 tons per acre with increased fruit quality (sugar content).

Potatoes

Increase in marketable yield by 22 cwt per acre and increase in storage quality through 10% decrease in Hollow Heart.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com to learn more.

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