Name: Sulfur ground
Cleanliness: Clean min. 99.9%
Chemical formula: S
The use of sulfur
Siarka is one of the basic raw materials of the chemical industry. Sulfur and its compounds are used for the production of carbon disulphide and sulfuric acid (VI). It is used to vulcanize rubber (giving elasticity) as an ingredient in matches, gunpowder and fireworks. Sulfur is essential for all living organisms as a component of proteins. It is used for the production of dyes, as a specialized cement, for the treatment of skin diseases.
The use of sulfur in gardening and fruit-growing
• Sulfur plays a very important role in the proper development of all types of plants. For crops, it is not only a component that contributes to proper nutrition, but also plays a significant role in plant protection. From a practical point of view, sulfur is much more useful as a plant protection product than as a nutrient shaping the size and quality of the crop.
• Sulfur applied before flowering inhibits the development of apple apple stalk and spider mites. Sulfur plays a significant role in the protection of apple trees, especially against the most serious disease of this type of crop - scab of apple trees.
• Sulfur, like nitrogen, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium, belongs to the macronutrients of plants. In the case of sulfur deficiencies, plants can not and can not function properly, and the deficit symptoms of this element are similar to those of nitrogen deficiency. Sulfur helps plants absorb nitrogen from the soil. With sulfur shortages, nitrogen can not be fully used.
Acidification with sulfur
• Sowing of dusty or granulated sulfur is an effective method of soil acidification. Sulfur works slowly and requires a sufficient amount of time to be fully effective. At small doses sown in autumn, we can grow plants in the spring, but when we have to use the maximum doses of sulfur (2.5-3.5 kg./10m2), unfortunately we have to wait a year for cultivation. Sulfur can be used after planting, but a single dose should not exceed (50-100 g / 10m2) of the surface.
• In order to maintain a low pH level in the cultivation of acidophilous plants, the use of compost, manure and alkaline mineral fertilizers (eg calcium salt, magnesium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate) causing soil pH increase should be avoided.