Sulphur shortage

hally

Member
Location
cumbria
Had some soil tests done on upland grassland and some fields showing short of sulphur, what is the most cost effective way of building these up? TIA.
 
Had some soil tests done on upland grassland and some fields showing short of sulphur, what is the most cost effective way of building these up? TIA.

Tried gypsum years ago and it made no difference so moved to an N & S liquid fert mix to feed the crop and not the soil. Also tried the straight sulphur granules (can’t remember the name) but they are a phaff to apply.
 

robs1

Member
We have used the granules but need applying in early/mid winter so it converts by spring and on our ground that tends to need a frost, using polysulphate this time, its mined in the UK so that's a bonus and is easy to spread and enables me to use straight urea, wont know if it works till harvest
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Had some soil tests done on upland grassland and some fields showing short of sulphur, what is the most cost effective way of building these up? TIA.

Any Sulphate fertiliser, be that Fibrophos or AS, will leach readily so only supply S for a short time.
Another option, if you’re just looking for S, is elemental Sulphur (like Tiger 90 etc). Apply at 15 kg/ha or so annually and it will break down slowly and supply S through the season. Relatively cheap too the last time I got some.👍
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Any Sulphate fertiliser, be that Fibrophos or AS, will leach readily so only supply S for a short time.
Another option, if you’re just looking for S, is elemental Sulphur (like Tiger 90 etc). Apply at 15 kg/ha or so annually and it will break down slowly and supply S through the season. Relatively cheap too the last time I got some.👍

I used to mix it with slug pellets and apply on the sown osr
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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