MAKE SUL4R-PLUS® YOUR CALCIUM & SULFUR SUPPLIER!

As we all know sulfur has been declining in our soils for years; which has prompted growers to incorporate sulfur in their crop nutrient programs to increase yields, improve quality and overall plant health.

Recent studies have indicated that we are missing out on another very important secondary nutrient, Calcium. Be honest, we in the industry have overlooked the plant value of Calcium. Yes, the value of Calcium in the soil has always been in our minds; with little focus on the plant. Just because soil analyses indicate there is a lot of calcium in the soil solution, plant health improvements, yield increases, and real returns are still available by adding plant available Calcium to the crop nutrition plan.

The question to be answered:

HOW IMPORTANT IS CALCIUM TO THE PLANT?

  • Every plant needs Calcium to grow; it is one of the 6 macro-nutrients.
  • Calcium is essential to the metabolic processes of other nutrient uptake.
  • Calcium Helps plants absorb Nutrients better. In a simplified manner, Calcium is a nutrient carrier in both the soil and the plant.
  • Calcium is vital for building and strengthening plant cell walls; promotes cell elongation
  • Calcium aids in protecting the plant against heat stress.
  • Calcium helps protect plants against disease.
  • Calcium promotes stronger cell walls which inhibit invasion of fungi and bacteria.
  • Calcium improves fruit quality.
  • Calcium helps maintain a chemical balance in soil.
    • Reduces soil salinity.
    • Calcium is a soil amendment.
  • Calcium improves water penetration.
  • Calcium neutralizes excess acid or excess alkaline in the soil environment.
  • Calcium is the key to proper root growth.
    • Without proper root growth, plants are more susceptible to drought and more sensitive to improper mineral nutrition.

SUL4R-PLUS, LLC manufactures product solutions that provide the secondary and micronutrients needed for healthier, better yielding crops. 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 product proven to improve crop 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.

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.