Sulphur makes the plant use nitrogen more effectively, you get more kgs of dry matter per kg of nitrogen that you apply.
*figures obtained from soil samples tested in 2012-2018 through Yara Analytical Services.
Sulphur deficiency is not a new phenomenon. Sulphur levels in soil have been declining for years so we all know that it needs dealing with. So, what do you do to ensure your grassland doesn’t suffer from a lack of sulphur?
There are some easy solutions in dealing with sulphur deficiency:
We estimate, based on trial data, that for an extra €14/ha, you could see an extra 1 tonne/ha.
In financially challenging times it probably feels like an easy choice to cut back on the cost of inputs. But, that can be false economy. The saving made on sulphur, can cost you dearly in yield – up to 30% losses according to AFBI.
Whilst Yara would always encourage you to undertake soil sampling so that you apply a fertilizer appropriate to the needs of your land and crops, in the case of sulphur deficiency, it’s almost unnecessary. We know soil is sulphur deficient. Do you know the consequences of not dealing with that deficiency? It could cost you as much as €145/acre!
But there’s even more good news with including sulphur in with your nitrogen dressing: sulphur improves nitrogen use efficiency. In other words, investment in sulphur means your nitrogen investment goes further as well. And you’ll see less wastage to the environment…it’s a win-win!
The following YaraBela fertilisers contain nitrogen plus sulphur and are recommended for all grassland.
Yara supply our branded fertilisers and crop nutrition products to the Irish market through a network of local merchants and co-ops Use our interactive map to locate your nearest suppliers.
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