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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Call a SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC sales rep today to learn more about SUL4R-PLUS® BORON or visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com for more information.

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