• Pelleted Gypsum

    Pelleted Gypsum -- Request a quote from Fertilizer Brokerage today!

    Pelleted Gypsum

    Online Quote Request Form for Pelleted Pelletized GypsumPelleted Gypsum is a very remarkable product. It's calcium sulfate and is used in a number of different applications. It has sulfur in the sulfate form, so it's all ready to be used by plants. The analysis shows it has 17% sulfur and 22% calcium.

    It is a little bit slower reacting for a sulfate than say ammonium sulfate or potassium sulfate, but the gypsum works to take out excessive sodium. It will work to put the right ratio into place between the calcium, the magnesium, the potassium and the sodium. So it just kind of helps to put all of those cations in proper ratio with each other.

    We use it to leach excessive sodium. It provides sulfates in organic production for something like soybeans where we need to get some sulfates out there. We use it when the soil is going anaerobic and this will help pull it back up to a more oxygenated environment in the soil.

    Pelleted Gypsum works very well in combination with limestone and soft rock phosphate and together they have some kind of a strong synergistic effect between the three of them. And really gypsum is kind of an unsung hero in modern production. It is critically important and we use it in a lot of applications. Most of the soil programs we make use gypsum. It's also very useful to supply calcium to something like blueberries where you want to keep the pH a little bit lower, so it's helpful there.

    So those are some the benefits of pelleted gypsum. We frequently will use from 300 to 500 lbs. per acre. And for the most part, 500 lbs. is a maximum application rate. The only time we go against that rule is out in western soils where we have really extremely saline soil or sodic soil that has got some problems that need to be leached. And so then we might go up to a ton per acre rate.

    Pelleted Gypsum is available in bulk hopper bottom, ton tote bags and it's also available packaged up in small bags that are put on 2,000 lbs. per pallet, but in small bags that can be broken down. It's a very clean pellet, not a dusty or broken pellet. It's a very nice product and it would mix very well in a fertilizer spreader and spread out. It doesn't react very much with other fertilizers. Overall Pelleted Gypsum is a very important part of growing quality crops.

  • Potassium Sulfate 0-0-50

    Potassium Sulfate 0-0-50 -- Request a quote from Fertilizer Brokerage today!

    Potassium Sulfate 0-0-50

    Fertilizer Brokerate Online Quote Request Form for Potassium Sulfate 0-0-50Potassium Sulfate is a very important product. It's used to supply potassium. Conventional agriculture, for the most part, supplies potassium with a muriate of potash or what's called 0-0-60. We don't handle that because it has chlorides. It's potassium chloride which is very detrimental to soil biology.

    But potassium sulfate provides not only 50 units of potassium, it also has 17 units of sulfur, so when you add that up, you've actually got a lot more fertilizer for what you're paying for. It has a lot more energy than the potassium chloride and what we find is that 100 lbs. of potassium sulfate will be sufficient to provide the potassium for a whole year when the potassium's quite low.

    For those concerned about their budget in regards to the cost difference between 0-0-60 vs. 0-0-50, what we suggest is to take the same amount of budget (dollars per acre) that would normally be spent with 0-0-60 and put it into the potassium sulfate 0-0-50. You'll get less product, but you'll get a better product that provides better effect for the soil.

    Potassium can also be supplied with compost and manure, so it shouldn't be put on unless you know that you do need potassium.

    At this point potassium prices have remained pretty high globally, and potassium sulfate is no exception. For that reason, it really is important to see if you truly need it before putting it on. A soil test would be recommended.

    One of the benefits of potassium sulfate is that it's not an extremely high pH fertilizer product. Potassium chloride, on the other hand, is quite a bit higher in pH and has the tendency when used over time to push the pH high and that can be misleading for people that look at pH and then don't put any calcium or limestone down. Potassium sulfate, because of the sulfate actually, will not push the soil pH. It's more of a neutral pH, so it's quite superior just from the aspect of the pH.

    Some crops are very potassium-loving, so we would use a little higher rate than 100 lbs. per acre. Some of the things that come to mind include potatoes and pumpkins. Those really use a lot more potassium, so we would go up to 200, sometimes even 400 lbs. of potassium sulfate depending on what the soil condition is what crop is being used.

    A lot of soils, especially smaller market gardens, don't need it. But a lot of the larger scale agricultural operations find a need for potassium sulfate. They show up as being short.

    International Ag Labs is offering through the brokerage to get potassium sulfate in bulk hopper bottoms, also in tote bags. We have a potassium sulfate that is approved for organics and we have one whose binding agent is not approved, but the product is a very clean natural product from the earth. Se we can supply 0-0-50 for organic production and for those who are biological farmers it doesn't matter. If you want a cheaper price, we can supply that as well without the organics label.

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8/28/17

As we enter the Fall season, a few reminders of what we can offer you:

High Phosphate Liquid Fish

There is an ongoing sale on 2-5-0.2 high phosphate liquid fish. A 10% discount on your regular price for all shipments before December 31st, 2017. Bulk 5000 gallon tankers or 275 gallon totes. Tell us how much you are looking for.

Potassium Sulfate 0-0-50

Looking for potassium sulfate (0-0-50)? We have it bulk or bag, ag granular both standard and organic OMRI. Would you be interested in an ag gran potassium sulfate with the needed micronutrients coated right onto each granule to more accurately cover your soil needs? Ask us more about that!

Soft Rock Phosphate

We have both the powder & granular soft rock phosphate available in bulk as well as bags. What kind do you need?

Chilean Nitrate

Ever try Chilean nitrate? We have the new 15-0-2 Chilean nitrate in bulk bags (2,645 lbs ea.) and pallets of 50’s (56 bags/pallet).

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