Sulfur in fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by ArTurf, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,471

    Looking into different fertilizers for the coming year and was noticing the varying amounts of sulfur in them. I know sulfur lowers PH but what other functions does it serve? My soils are acidic so should I be selecting blends that have lower amounts of sulfur?
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Sulfur works with the nitrogen to produce proteins for plant growth, Plays an important role in the utilization of oxygen by the plant, Encouages beneficial soil micro organisms

    As far as the acidic ph levels, I run two lime apps, one in fall and one in spring for most my fret customers, this keeps a more balanced ph throughout the year
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,808

    Sulfer is usually included as part of the coating on urea. Sulfer coated urea.
  4. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    In addition to the other good posts I will add that it has a profound effect on grass Dark Greening effect. Grasses likes Sulfate.
  5. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    I second this statement.

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