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.

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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.

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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.

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SUL4R-PLUS B+Z Fertilizer Performs on Wheat in Kentucky, Adding $67/Acre More to the Top Line

Recent 2019 trials of SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z product on wheat in Western Kentucky demonstrate the agronomic value of this innovative fertilizer products.

Three side-by-side wheat trials of SUL4R-PLUS® B+Z fertilizer, applied at a rate of 100 lbs. per acre, yielded 15 more bushels per acre than the grower standard. At today’s pricing, this is an increase of $67.50 per acre to the grower’s top line; talk about a ROI! And SUL4R-PLUS B+Z fertilizer can be applied in the fall or the spring.

See the complete summary above of the results of this trial with all four SUL4R-PLUS® products and contact us at www.SUL4R-PLUS.com to see how the agronomic advantages and superior quality of SUL4R-PLUS® crop nutrient products can help improve your grower’s top line.

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How to determine which pelletized gypsum is right for you

To maximize yield and reach your crop’s genetic potential, it is always time to assess things that work and things that may need to be improved. When determining your calcium and sulfur needs, there are a few areas where you will want to pay close attention when selecting a pelletized or granulated gypsum product. 

What role does pellet size, uniformity and density play?

Pelletized gypsums vary greatly in granular uniformity. There are two ways to measure pellet size, the size granulation number (SGN) and uniformity index (UI). SUL4R-PLUS® products have an SGN of 265 or 2.65 mm that is designed to match other blended fertilizers to make the most homogeneous batch. Most products on the market today ship their product at a UI of 30, From 5 mm to 1.5 mm. SUL4R-PLUS® products have a UI of >50 that means that the large to small ratio is 4 mm to 2 mm or 50%. The larger the UI the more consistent the pellet size and the increased accuracy of blending and delivery, resulting in even feeding and improved ROI. This UI is so tight that it is one of a few products on the market that can be used effectively in air seeders. Further SUL4R-PLUS® products are designed to have a density of 60 pounds per cubic foot that also aids in maximizing blending and spread. 

What roles does particle size play?

Pelletized calcium sulfate dihydrate “Pell Gyp” ingredients vary greatly in raw material particle size, tremendously impacting speed and completeness of reactivity. Particle size dictates how fast that nutrient goes into solution. Finer ground products will go into the soil solution faster than coarsely ground products, which may never fully solubilize but micronized products are the fastest of all. Coarse mined products target the 4 to 10 mesh size so that they can be spread on the field, and some pelletized mined product are ground to (85%) minus 100 mesh (150 microns) but SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer is 95% less than 325 mesh (44 micron) or +60% increased surface area over 100 mesh materials. The increased surface area allows the SUL4R-PLUS® products to more quickly dissolve into the soil solution making the nutrition virtually immediately available to the crops and the Ca to SO4 bond causes the nutrition to be continually released throughout the growing season and longer.

How do SUL4R-PLUS® products compare?

SUL4R-PLUS® products are produced by a patented process that delivers the highest quality product on the market. Pellet uniformity and particle size matter when it comes to getting the most effective product for your plant’s health. SUL4R-PLUS® fertilizer is manufactured from one of the purest sources of gypsum in the world, making it dissolve and solubilize quickly to improve plant health and soil quality.

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The Boron Factor

We often forget about the secondary and micronutrients like calcium, sulfur and boron when planning the crop nutrient program. Calcium, sulfur and boron are essential for nutrient balance and for meeting plant needs but are too often overlooked.

Boron’s most important role is for the cell structure and function of cell division. It aids in growth and development of fast-growing tissue, such as root tips and development of leaf and bud structures. Inadequate boron is observed in plants by a change in the structure of the plant in the fast-growing tissues. Boron adequacy ensures adequate transport of water, nutrients and organic compounds to the fast-growing tissues to promote the plants normal cell division and cell wall development.

Boron’s relationship with calcium is crucial for cell wall structure. Boron’s role is involved translocation of calcium into the plant. Adequate calcium nutrition is as crucial in plants as in animals, calcium in animals promotes bone development similar to calcium in plants promoting cell wall development.

For peanuts, boron is essential for adequate movement of calcium in the plant. A lack of boron which restricts calcium movement in peanuts causes “hollow heart.”

For soybeans, boron improves soybean maturity by enhancing flowering and pod fill during reproductive stages of growth.

Regardless of the crop, cutting back on inputs like calcium and boron is cutting the crop yield potential.  The relationship between calcium is very crucial.

SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC has revolutionized the application of calcium, sulfur and boron. SUL4R-PLUS® BORON fertilizer micronutrient package delivers a potent trio of nutrients – boron, calcium and sulfur – while making nutrition immediately available to hungry crops. With 18% Calcium, 15% Sulfur and 1.5% Boron, it is an optimized micronutrient package – with fast-working nutritional power to deliver immediate and complete nutrition to all crops during the current growing season for macro yields and improved crop quality. And it is soluble as well:

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And for more detailed information, read this article from Southeast FarmPress.

Longer Lasting Nutrition

SUL4R-PLUS Fertilizer – Longer Lasting Nutrition

SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer maintains adequate nutrient value for over 60 days, while AMS loses all value between day 5 and day 10.

Day #1 of the Texas A&M Sulfur Product Leaching Study demonstrated the leachability of AMS over SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer (everything over the blue lines is lost nutrient value).

In a trial, the darker and taller corn had SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer applied, where the lighter and shorter corn had AMS applied. See that the AMS has leached out!

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SUL4R-PLUS Fertilizer – Lower Salt Index for Faster Nutrition

The higher the Salt Index number the more that water in the soil is restricted from the seed or plant. To resolve this, the soil needs time and moisture to dilute the fertilizer so that it is safer for the seed or plant. The higher the number, the longer it takes to be plant-safe.

■ AMS has a Salt Index of 88.3
■ SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer has a Salt Index of 5
■ AMS requires time and soil moisture to be plant safe
■ SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer is plant safe and available immediately to the plant

Notice the greater root mass, larger stalk and enhanced maturity based on ear color with SUL4R-PLUS fertilizer.

Let SUL4R-PLUS® products add bushels to your yields.
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Sulfur for Plant Nutrition

An inadequate S supply will not only reduce yield and crop quality, but it will decrease N use efficiency and enhance the risk of N loss to the environment. Studies have demonstrated that supplying S to deficient pastures increased yields, N use efficiency, and lowered N losses from the soil. Due to the close linkage between S and N, Schnug and Haneklaus (2005) estimated that one unit of S deficit to meet plant demand can result in 15 units of N that are potentially lost to the environment. They calculated that S deficiencies in Germany may be contributing to an annual loss of 300 million kg of N (or 10% of the total N fertilizer consumption of the country).

Click here to read their article, Sulfur for Plant Nutrition.

Schnug, E. and S. Haneklaus 2005. In L.J. de Kok and E. Schnug (eds.) Proc. First Sino-German workshop on aspects of sulfur nutrition of plants. Braunschweig, Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL), p.131.