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TEXAS DEALER
01-30-2004, 03:16 PM
I came across this 50# bag product. What do you think about it
as a soil conditioner and will the high sulfur harm the microbes?

0-3-1 60% sulfur-.05% Zn-.005%Cu-.005%Mn-.005%Fe
20%humates a all homogeneous product.

timturf
01-30-2004, 07:26 PM
how would you use this product?

TEXAS DEALER
01-30-2004, 11:52 PM
they tell me that it lowers the high ph soil and feeds microbes,
its spreads like fertilizer.

timturf
02-01-2004, 11:53 AM
what is in the product that feeds microbes?

To lower ph, why not use elemental sulfer, 92%

TEXAS DEALER
02-01-2004, 01:12 PM
the humate? what do you think about the sulfur killing the
microbs?

timturf
02-01-2004, 09:44 PM
I question if the humates feed the microbes? The humates would be good for root growth!

I don't think sulfer applied correctly would harm the microbes! You need to get ph in right range to get proper release of nutrients!

TEXAS DEALER
02-02-2004, 12:05 AM
ok! thank you tim turf.

Dchall_San_Antonio
02-08-2004, 03:40 AM
Sulfur is an antifungal agent, but it is used all the time in organic culture. I stay away from it in the concentrated form, which means I might use sulfured molasses but not pure sulfur.

Usually just using organic methods and materials will resolve your pH problems. Healthy beneficial microbes generally exude buffered acids that move the pH to 7.00000000 and keep it there. Maybe I'm exaggerating a little but they do normalize the pH for the most part. Just be sure you have the microbes to begin with (dusting of compost) and feed with organic fertilizer.

SWD
02-10-2004, 09:51 AM
As Tim stated, properly appling Sulphur is okay. Many times I have used elemental Sulphur to correct pH problems without adding additional sugars or carbohydrates.
Soil profile conditions typically dicatate exchange site values which in turn have a direct impact upon microbial population and activity.