Bio-Sul Premium Plus is the next-generation fertilizer for a sustainable future. With over a million acres spread in Alberta alone, Bio-Cycle Solutions knows that Bio-Sul is an innovative fertilizer that will boost your bottom line – and here’s how:
Bio-Sul can be applied when it’s advantageous for you, with spring, fall, and in-crop applications available. Since Bio-Sul is a slow-release fertilizer, it eliminates the need for yearly application, saving you time and money – and that’s aside from being the most competitive dollar per pound/per acre sulphur product on the market today. Plus, Bio-Cycle Solutions applies the product directly to your fields using specialized applicators, freeing up your own valuable equipment and time.
Bio-Sul speeds up the seeding process by “tak[ing] a lot of product out of the seed drill… It also reduces the amount of fertilizer hauled to and from the farm, [reduces] wear and tear, as well as the amount of storage space required to handle [the] annual supply”, says Richard Limoges of Limoges Seed Farm near McLennan, Alberta.
Bio-Sul has a low salt index. Ammonium sulphate can increase the salt index of your soil, but Bio-Sul has a lower index and is distributed on the soil surface, significantly reducing the risk of seed injury. These risks are even further mitigated by the slower release of plant-available sulphate through a biological process requiring soil bacteria, which lessens the chance of abrupt increases in soil acidity or pH. Elston Solberg, research agronomist with Sun Mountain Inc. in Edmonton, explains that “Elemental Sulphur (ES) is less acidulating than Ammonium Sulphate (AS) on a LB/IB basis. Since the conversion to SO4S is biological, the effect is further diminished” when using Bio-Sul Premium Plus.
Sulphur is particularly important for protein synthesis, and is a key component of the amino acids needed for that process. It enhances the utilization of every other nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium), and aids in the synthesis of stress fighters and antioxidants within plant tissues. Furthermore, sulphur plays a role in supporting compounds like glucosinolates, which help plants defend against certain insects and diseases.
Bio-Cycle Solutions is successfully making an environmentally-friendly fertilizer product out of elemental sulphur. And with a 70% sulphur to 30% compost ratio in our Bio-Sul Premium Plus blend, the mutual benefits to the environment and the sustainability of Canadian farms are hard to ignore.
For more information about Bio-Sul Premium Plus, please visit Bio-Cycle Solutions, or the Bio-Cycle Education Centre.