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Sulfer and cool season grass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bart may, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 273

    I was recently given a quote for an 18-13-0-7S. What exactly will the sulfer do to kentucky bluegrass? Does it help add color without the growth? Does it make grow faster? Any input would be appreciated.
  2. Microbe

    Microbe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    It is my understanding that sulfur is used like lime to less'n soil ph. Sulfur is used when you have an alkaline PH in your soil. Other than that it doesn't really do much. I know its a essential nutrient for plants in general but I don't think it has any major impact on a specific grass just soil.
  3. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Sulfur is required by the plant to synthesize proteins. Sulfur deficiency will disrupt protein synthesis and will result in poor plant growth. In KBG, powdery mildew will increase in a sulfur deficient state.
  5. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 273

    Thanks for the information.

    Turfscape- Why the nevermind?

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