Role of Sulfur in Growing | Protassium+®


Why Sulfur is Vital

Often referred to as the fourth major nutrient, sulfur helps support plant functions that can affect yield, quality and marketability. Recent sulfur deficiencies point to the need to replenish the nutrient to encourage more profitable results.

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Plant Health

The Role of Sulfur

In plants, sulfur plays a key role in a variety of functions including:

  • Nutrient uptake
  • Chlorophyll production
  • Seed development and root strength
  • Stress and pest resistance
  • Nitrogen utilization and carbohydrate formation
  • Vitamin synthesis

Avoiding Deficiency

The Elevated Need for Sulfur in Alfalfa

Signs of sulfur deficiency in plants can range from the plant turning a lighter green color to a yellowing and upward curving of the leaves. Slowed growth rates, delayed maturity, and spindly plants can be a result. Unfortunately, sulfur deficiencies have become more common in recent years due to a number of factors:

  • Higher air quality standards
  • Increased crop yields
  • Use of relatively sulfur-free nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers

Protassium+®  fertilizer offers 17% sulfate sulfur, making it easy for you to replenish and maintain proper S levels. Protassium+ premium sulfate of potash benefits the quality and yield of your alfalfa in more ways than one.