Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Sulphur is Necessary for your Crops
• Sulphur is one of the most essential secondary elements for crops._x000D_ • It is also used as a fungicide and insecticide._x000D_ • Sulphur is important for crop growth and development as it plays a key role in_x000D_ the process of photosynthesis.
Benefits of Sulphur:_x000D_ • Sulphur increases the spiciness, oil content, smell, protein and_x000D_ sugar content and also improves the quality of the produce. Therefore, sulphur should be used_x000D_ in crops namely onion, turmeric, ginger, soybean, groundnut, sugarcane, and_x000D_ vegetables._x000D_ • Sulphur improves nutrient availability such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus,_x000D_ Ferrous, Zinc, and Boron._x000D_ • Sulphur is a heat source and can, therefore, be used to replenish the soil_x000D_ when excess moisture is present during the rainy season and enables the plant to_x000D_ grow strong._x000D_ _x000D_ Pests and Disease control:_x000D_ • To control Powdery Mildew and Red Mites, sulphur is sprayed onto the plant_x000D_ canopy. Spray 80% Sulphur @2 gm per litre of water._x000D_ _x000D_ Symptoms of Sulphur Deficiency:_x000D_ • If there is a deficiency of sulphur in the plant, it results in a pale yellow_x000D_ colour near the stalk of the leaf._x000D_ • If organic matter is lacking in sandy soils, it may be due to sulphur_x000D_ deficiency._x000D_ _x000D_ Source of Sulphur:_x000D_ • Initially, sulphur can be supplied with fertilizers as a basal dose or in_x000D_ vertical crops by means of drip and other fertilizers such as Benesulf 90%,_x000D_ Kosavate fertilisers 90%, Sulfamax Gromore 90%, Zuari Sulphur 90% can be used._x000D_ • Sulphur is also available in fertilizers such as single superphosphate,_x000D_ sulfate of potash, 20:20:00:13, 00:00:50 (water soluble)._x000D_ _x000D_ Care to be taken:_x000D_ Avoid using it in summer as sulphur generates a lot of heat in the soil._x000D_ _x000D_ Source: AgroStar Agronomy Centre Excellence_x000D_ If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.
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