The Importance of K

Protassium+® premium sulfate of potash (SOP) helps you get the most out of your tree nuts — promoting better fruiting wood development and flowering, improved plant health, higher quality and more consistent yields.

K is Critical

Surveying the Need

Tree nut crops such as almonds, pistachios and walnuts are permanent crops with a productive lifespan of 20 to 40 years. Potassium is a critical component to sustaining production throughout the life of an orchard. Protassium+ SOP provides this critical nutrient plus the sulfate sulfur that nut trees need for optimal growth and development.

Avoid the Burn

Minimizing the Risk

Protassium+ fertilizer contains less than 1% chloride, minimizing the risk that chloride can have on proper root and leaf development. Excess salt can have a number of damaging effects on crop development and soil systems, including:

  • Poor germination
  • Seedling injury and "Tip Burn"
  • Stunted root and shoot growth
  • Drought stress

Protassium+ SOP has the lowest salt index per unit of K2O of all major potassium sources, helping you avoid many of the problems that salt poses to crop development and soil systems.

Almond trees remove as much as 96 lbs. of potassium with every 1,000 lbs. of nuts produced.

Benefits of K

Understanding Potassium's Role

Protassium+ SOP is a high-analysis potassium source that benefits the tree by:

  • Improving  water use efficiency by stimulating root growth
  • Fostering optimal stomata function
  • Improving nut quality
  • Increasing yields and kernel size

Help ensure high quality and yield for your crop with the K source that brings more to the table: Protassium+ premium sulfate of potash.