Coal’s affect on SUL4R-PLUS™ fertilizer

Historically, coal has been used for 30-45% of the U.S. Electrical Generation portfolio. Most coal seams contain contaminants, including one common contaminant that includes Sulfur compounds that exist as inorganic, organic and inorganic Sulfur. Minerals like pyrite, chemically named Iron Sulfide or “Fool’s Gold”, can be mechanically separated at coal preparation plants. However, organically bound and elemental Sulfur remain within the coal structure. This Sulfur is released upon combustion and oxidizes into Sulfur Dioxide.

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 introduced new scrubbing technology used by many coal-fired utilities to remove Sulfur Dioxide from their emissions in effort to reduce acid rain. These scrubbers produce high quality and very pure Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum—a process that removes Sulfur Dioxide gas that creates Gypsum. This is done through a wet process that first forms Calcium Sulfite Hemihydrate, which is then oxidized into Gypsum or Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate and dewatered.

However, after correcting the environmental problem in acid rain, there has been a decrease in the amount of available atmospheric deposits of Sulfur on agricultural land.

See below to get a sense of the numbers of Sulfur deficiencies in the field that have been occurring more often in the past 15-20 years.

SUL4R-PLUS™ takes the Gypsum produced and transforms it into a pelletized product with superior handling characteristics and exceptional crop performance.  SUL4R-PLUS™ fertilizer products sustainably re-establish the connection of plant available Calcium and Sulfur between Coal and Agriculture.

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B+Z Fertilizer Testimonial

A Testimonial from Ralph E. Hart from Ag Consulting and Research

SUL4R-PLUS™ B+Z Fertilizer delivers a potent micronutrient package of Boron, Zinc, Calcium and Sulfur. This fertilizer provides immediate nutrition to all crops, assisting with an increase in yields.

We provided a sample of SUL4R-PLUS™ B+Z Fertilizer to Crop Doctor, Ralph E. Hart from Ag Consulting and Research to run an experiment with the fertilizer. Here were his findings:

“I had a sample bottle of S+BZ, and I decided I would try a little experiment.  I spread out 30B+Z Fertilizer

granules per square foot under 6 cabbage plants to represent approximately 100#/acre rate of S+BZ. The other six plants had no S +BZ but all had equivalent of 20-80-80 per acre rate.

These were set out on April 22th. I am very amazed at what I am seeing.”

We are very happy to say that the nutrients can be evenly delivered on every square foot of every acre and spread patterns of 90-120. The results – uniform feeding, efficient application, higher yields and better crop quality.

 

SUL4R-PLUS™ B+Z fertilizer is now available. Click to read more about SUL4R-PLUS™ B+Z Fertilizer.

 

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 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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