The fourth essential ingredient for plants after nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is sulfur. However, plants need more of this element than phosphorus.
Sulfur is part of every living cell
It is involved in the synthesis of amino acids such as cysteine and methionine and generally proteins as well as vitamins. The importance of sulfur in the process of photosynthesis and increased plant resistance in the cold season has been recognized. The presence of sulfur in the beans is essential for adequate nitrogen uptake. The presence of sulfur in the nitrate-reductase process in which nitrate is converted to amino acid is of particular importance.
Sulfur increases the size and weight of vegetable grains as well as nitrogen efficiency in protein synthesis.
Crops that need large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer must have enough sulfur to absorb the nitrogen they need. The quality and efficiency of agricultural products such as forage, cereals and fiber products are greatly increased by the application of sulfur fertilizers.
Benefits of Sulfur
– Increasing the solubility of nutrients especially phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese and on the other hand reducing the use of phosphate fertilizers and micronutrients, improving the quality of irrigation water
– pH modification of saline and alkaline and calcareous soils
– Reduce nitrate accumulation in crops
– Prevent the spread of soil fungi due to the fungal characteristic of sulfur
– Gradually disinfect the soil and contribute to environmental health and reduce the use of agricultural pesticides