Results Show SUL4R-PLUS® Fertilizer Does Not Leach Like AMS or Other Sulfate Forms

We all know the saying about having our cake and eating it too, but did you know that with SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer products it is true as well? SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer provides a very soluble and available sulfate, immediately available to the plant in the form that the plant needs for uptake. Yet a new study by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, under direction Jake Mowrer, PhD, has shown that SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer does not leach like ammonium sulfate and other sulfate forms!

SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer is available not only in the form the plant needs, but when the plant needs it. It makes sense to use SUL4R-PLUS products on your crops!

Click Here to read the complete study and make sure to review the Executive Summary is below. Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information.

Executive Summary: A controlled laboratory study was performed to investigate the potential for sustained release of sulfur from SUL4R-PLUS®, a patented pelletized calcium dihydrate (gypsum) product, ammonium sulfate, and elemental sulfur as sulfur-containing fertilizer sources. Three soils of contrasting chemical and physical properties representing important agricultural niches in Texas received fertilizer from each source listed above at low and high rates of equivalent sulfur concentrations. The three soils (1 kg each) were packed into columns to a bulk density of 1.5 g cm-3 and leached at nine intervals over a 60-day period. Leaching water volumes applied were adjusted for each soil according to the relative pore space available. Leached water was collected from the bottom of each soil column and analyzed for plant available sulfate-sulfur (SO4-S). Results indicate that ammonium sulfate released all applied fertilizer sulfur as plant-available, but also potentially leachable, sulfur within the first 5 days. Elemental sulfur applied to the soils released no appreciable amounts of plant-available sulfur over the entire duration of the study. SUL4R-PLUS®, however, released a moderate amount of sulfur over the initial 10 days of the study, and continued to release between 2 to 5 lbs per acre, depending on the rate applied, of plant available sulfur every 10 days thereafter. SUL4R-PLUS® demonstrated a statistically significant potential to provide sustained release of SO4-S throughout the growth cycle of a crop plant, while protecting applied nutrient sulfur from losses due to early uncontrolled release and subsequent leaching below the root zone. Of the three sulfur-containing fertilizer sources evaluated in the study, the pattern of sulfur release from SUL4R-PLUS® best mimicked the sustained need of crop plants for sulfur nutrition over the course of a growing season.

Boost Your ROI and Corn Yields with SUL4R-PLUS® Fertilizer!

SUL4R-PLUS, LLC manufactures product solutions that provide the secondary and micronutrients needed for healthier, better yielding crops, including corn. 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 calcium sulfate proven to improve plant health and increase crop yields. In addition to the two vital nutrients Calcium and Sulfate; we have products that also incorporate 1.5% Boron or 3% Zinc or a combination of 0.5% Boron & 1.5% Zinc.

Please see the below results from some 2017 trials on corn with SUL4R-PLUS® products SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z and SUL4R-PLUS® Zinc.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information.

Does Your Alfalfa Need Boron?

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.

Boost Your Wheat Yields with SUL4R-PLUS® Fertilizer!

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.

See the results from our 2017 Wheat Study

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.

Call a SUL4R-PLUS sales rep today or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information.

What Does “Efficient Nutrition” Mean to the Grower and the Dealer?

What does “Efficient Nutrition” mean to the Grower and the Dealer?

The combination of 100% Plant Available Nutrients and Perfect Placement means several important things to the Grower, each resulting in greater return per acre.

The fact that each plant is being supplied with the same nutrient package will result in a more uniform harvest. Typical application rates result in 22-40+ granules of SUL4R-PLUS® on each and every square foot of the 43,560 square feet to the acre ensuring there are no overfed and underfed plants which sometimes leads to toxicity or deficiencies. The uniformity of plant growth means more plants will be at their optimum at harvest time.

The fact that each plant is being fed with 100% Plant Available Nutrients increases the chances for the crop to reach its agronomic potential, whether it’s measure in yield or quality. All these factors directly relate to the value of the crop in dollars per acre.

Efficient Nutrition means balancing the nutrient relationships that coexist in the vibrant growing plant. With a balanced plant nutrient program, Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium, Calcium, Sulfate, Boron and Zinc can all interact adequately with effectiveness to ensure optimum plant growth and ultimately optimum yields.

SUL4R-PLUS® ZINC fertilizer, SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer and SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer deliver a potent trio or quartet 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.

SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC EXPANDS PRODUCT LINE WITH LAUNCH OF SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z FERTILIZER IN TIME FOR SPRING

NEW MICRONUTRIENT’S PRODUCT SOLUBILITY PROVIDES IMMEDIATE NUTRITION TO CROPS

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 15, 2017) – SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, a provider of innovative fertilizer products for the agricultural market, announced the addition of another optimized micronutrient product to its SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer family of products – introducing SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer with .5% boron, 1.5% zinc, 18% calcium and 16% sulfur. New SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer combines the company’s existing boron and zinc options into one – delivering boron, zinc, calcium and sulfur in every granule to deliver immediate and complete nutrition to hungry crops.

“All nutrients are in plant-available form which means no waiting as we follow the 4Rs of crop nutrition – right product, right place, right rate and right time,” said Peter DeQuattro, SUL4R-PLUS’s executive vice president. “We took the ‘best in class, quality calcium sulfate’ and added a combined zinc and boron option to the retailer’s portfolio of products.”

SUL4R-PLUS fertilizers use exclusive technology and proven chemistry to engineer products that increase yield and crop quality. Because of the design of the SUL4R-PLUS products, the nutrients can be evenly delivered on every square foot of every acre and spread patterns of 90-120 feet have been demonstrated – resulting in uniform feeding, efficient application, higher yields and better crop quality, DeQuattro said.

Additional benefits of the new fertilizer include dust-free handling, immediate water soluble availability and excellent spread uniformity and blendability. SUL4R-PLUS B+Z fertilizer’s uniform size, density and hardness ensure its particles blend well with urea, DAP, MAP and potash and spread evenly over the field. It is phosphorous-free, for P-sensitive and P-restricted zones and provides formulation flexibility, allowing the correct nutrition for crops without overapplying potassium or phosphorous.

“The grower will be able to sleep at night, having the confidence he has delivered the available nutrients to every plant in every acre,” added DeQuattro.

The SUL4R-PLUS family of fertilizers is an in-demand granular calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved soil health and crop yield for growers. SUL4R-PLUS, LLC has a patent-pending process to create granules, making the application of calcium and sulfur easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for sulfur by the farming industry. SUL4R-PLUS products enhance soil quality, boost yield, and improve the health of crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, canola and other crops such as legumes, fruit, vegetables and more.

In addition, SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer’s 12+ warehouse locations across the Southeast and Midwest, including Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Florida and Pennsylvania, are strategically located with truck, rail and barge capabilities for just in time spring delivery. Click here for a complete list of SUL4R-PLUS warehouse locations.

For more information on the entire SUL4R-PLUS product line or to request a free sample, please visit www.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 patent-pending process to create granules from the byproduct, making sulfur application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for sulfur 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 call 844-822-8385.

Charah Completes First Delivery of SUL4R-PLUS Fertilizer to Ecuador

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 31, 2016) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired power generation industry, announced today that Charah Agricultural Products recently has completed its first delivery of SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer to a customer in Ecuador. This delivery follows the company’s first international delivery to the Dominican Republic in August 2015.

Tampa-based JM Fertilizer LLC served as the shipment’s distributor through its New Orleans, Louisiana terminal. The customer in Ecuador plans to use SUL4R-PLUS calcium sulfate in fertilizer blends on bananas and a variety of other fruit crops. Charah Agricultural Products is currently quoting additional orders to other countries throughout the region.

Charah Agricultural Products focuses on developing 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, Charah Agricultural Products has a patent-pending process to create granules from the byproduct, making sulfur application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for sulfur by the regional farming industry.

Unlike any other sulfur fertilizer product on the market, SUL4R-PLUS’s granular form makes sulfur and calcium application efficient and immediately available to the plants, enhances soil quality, boosts yield, and improves the health of crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and other crops such as legumes, fruit, vegetables and more.

“Because of its uniform granule size, SUL4R-PLUS calcium sulfate can be applied and blended with other dry inputs, making NPK much more efficient,” said Scott Vanderventer, Director of Sales. “It spreads evenly for superior coverage, allowing farmers to make just one pass across their field. And because it is a sulfate form of sulfur, it is immediately available and starts working almost on contact. As an added bonus, the product contains calcium as well.”

Charah now has facilities throughout the Mid-West and South with locations in Tampa, FL; Louisville, KY; Farmer City, IL; Hoopeston, IL; Seneca, IL; Jeffersonville, IN; Monon, IN; New Orleans, LA; Breckenridge, MI; Middleton, MI; St. Louis, MO; Fairless Hills, PA; La Crosse, WI and Prairie Du Chien, WI to provide greater access to SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer.

For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385.

About Charah, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product (CCP) management, CCP sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired power generation industry. Charah performs all aspects of managing and recovering the resource value from byproducts generated during the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include construction, operations, sales & marketing, and innovative product development for the agricultural market. For more information, visit www.charah.com, www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385.

Charah Agricultural Products Establishes Additional Warehouse Locations for Sul4r-Plus Fertilizer Distribution

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 27, 2016) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired power generation industry, announced today that Charah Agricultural Products has recently established agreements for three additional warehouse locations for the storage and distribution of SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, a pelletized calcium sulfate with Boron and Zinc options available.   

Charah Agricultural Products has added a new supply location through Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This location provides least cost sourcing via truck or rail through the warehouse in Jeffersonville for locations throughout the Midwest including Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

Charah Agricultural Products has added a new supply location through Growmark, Inc. in Seneca, Illinois. This location provides marketplace access via truck and rail through the warehouse in Seneca for locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

Charah Agricultural Products has added a new supply location through Tampa-based, JM Fertilizer LLC through JM’s warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. This warehouse provides distribution for locations throughout the South, Southeast and Mississippi Delta as well as Latin America and Central America.

“We are pleased to add these strategic geographic locations to provide additional storage and distribution for the growing demand of SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer and its Boron and Zinc options now available,” said Scott Vanderventer, Director of Sales. “Because of its uniform pellet size, SUL4R-PLUS calcium sulfate can be applied and blended with other dry inputs, making NPK much more efficient. It spreads evenly for superior coverage, allowing farmers to make just one pass across their field, and because it is a sulfate form of sulfur, it is immediately available and starts working almost on contact. As an added bonus, the product contains calcium as well.”

Charah Agricultural Products focuses on developing innovative products for the agricultural market including SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer, an on-demand supply of pelletized calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, Charah Agricultural Products has a patent-pending process to pelletize the product, making the application of calcium and sulfur easier and more efficient for the farmer therefore making it more efficient for the farmer to meet the industry’s increasing demand for sulfur.

Unlike any other sulfur-fertilizer product on the market, SUL4R-PLUS’s pelletized form makes sulfur and calcium application efficient and immediately available to the plants, enhances soil quality, boosts yield, and improves the health of crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and other crops such as legumes, fruit, vegetables and more.
Charah now has facilities in the Midwest and South with locations in Tampa, FL; Louisville, KY; Farmer City, IL; Hoopeston, IL; Seneca, IL; Jeffersonville, IN; Monon, IN; New Orleans, LA; Breckenridge, MI; Middleton, MI; St. Louis, MO; Fairless Hills, PA; Prairie Du Chien, WI and La Crosse, WI to provide greater access to SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer.
For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385.

About Charah, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product (CCP) management, CCP sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired power generation industry. Charah performs all aspects of managing and recovering the resource value from byproducts generated during the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include construction, operations, sales & marketing, and innovative product development for the agricultural market. For more information, visit www.charah.com, www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385.

Charah® Adds Two Products to SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer product line

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NEW MICRONUTRIENT PRODUCTS PROVIDE EFFICIENT NUTRITION TO CROPS THROUGHOUT GROWING SEASON

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 22, 2016) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing agricultural products including SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, announced the introduction of two new micronutrient products to its SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer product line – SUL4R-PLUS ZINC fertilizer (zinc, calcium and sulfur) and SUL4R-PLUS BORON fertilizer (boron, calcium and sulfur).

The micronutrients found in each new product are engineered to deliver immediate nutrition in every particle to ensure plants are uniformly fed.

“We follow the 4Rs of crop nutrition – right place, right time, right product and right rate,” said Scott Vanderventer, Charah’s director of agricultural product sales. “We took the ‘best in class, quality calcium sulfate’ and added a zinc and boron option to the retailer’s portfolio of products.” SUL4R-PLUS products are produced at the highest of standards which make them the most efficient and cost effective products on the market today. While there are other similar fertilizers on the market, added Vanderventer, none of those products have the technology needed to make micro-nutrition available to every plant in the acre.

Charah uses exclusive technology and proven chemistry to engineer products that increase yield and crop quality. When SUL4R-PLUS products are used at recommended rates, they can deliver 30 to 40 pellets per square foot, providing growers with peace of mind that available crop nutrition is supplied to every plant in the field, Vanderventer said.

Additional benefits of the product include dust-free handling, immediate water soluble availability and excellent spread uniformity and blend ability.

“The grower will be able to sleep at night, having the confidence he has delivered the available nutrients to every plant in every acre,” said Vanderventer.

SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer is an on-demand supply of pelletized calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. Charah Agricultural Products has a patent-pending process to pelletize the product, making the application of calcium and sulfur easier and more efficient for the farmer, therefore, making it more efficient for the farmer to meet the industry’s increasing demand for sulfur.

For more information on the SUL4R-PLUS product line, or to request a free sample, please visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com.

About Charah Agricultural Products
Charah Agricultural Products focuses on developing innovative products for the agricultural market, including SULF4R-PLUS® fertilizer. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Louisville, KY. Other services under Charah Inc., include construction, operations, sales and marketing. For more information, visit www.charah.com, www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385.

CHARAH HIRES ALLEN TAYLOR AS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SALES MANAGER

1LOUISVILLE, KY (February 29, 2016) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired power generation industry, announced today that Allen Taylor has joined the team as Sales Manager for Charah Agricultural Products, effective February 22, 2016. He is based in Johnson City, Texas and is responsible for sales and market development for SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer and other Charah agricultural products to distributors and dealers in the Southwest Region including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

Allen has a diverse background in agriculture including experience in the vegetable seed, crop protection, crop nutrition, and specialty product industries. He has held positions in the Pacific Northwest, California, Texas, and the Mississippi Delta region working directly in the tree fruit and nut, vegetable, citrus, and row crop markets. Most recently, Allen held a Market Development & Sales position with the Verdesian Company.

Allen attended Texas A&M University and holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University.

Charah Agricultural Products focuses on developing innovative products for the agricultural market including SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer, an on-demand supply of pelletized calcium sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, Charah Agricultural Products has a patent-pending process to pelletize the product, making the application of calcium and sulfur easier and more efficient for the farmer therefore making it more efficient for the farmer to meet the industry’s increasing demand for sulfur. Unlike any other sulfur-fertilizer product on the market, SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer’s pelletized form makes sulfur and calcium application efficient and immediately available to the plants, enhances soil quality, boosts yield, and improves the health of crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and other crops such as legumes, fruit, vegetables and more.

For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or contact Allen directly at all 512-422-8513 or ataylor@charah.com.

 

Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product (CCP) management, CCP sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired power generation industry. Charah performs all aspects of managing and recovering the resource value from byproducts generated during the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include construction, operations, sales & marketing, and innovative product development for the agricultural market. For more information, visit www.charah.com, www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 844-822-8385