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Multicut® Sulphur

MultiCut® Sulphur 23-4-13 (7SO3) is a True Granular Compound fertiliser for use as an all-season high Nitrogen/ high Potash product ideal for multiple cuts of grass silage with reduced Phosphate content to help maintain soil P and K status. 

It is also a very flexible grade for winter and spring sown arable crops where high Potash/low Phosphate applications are required to balance soil nutrient supply.  The addition of Sulphur enhances crop yield and quality in Sulphur-deficient situations.

Sulphur facts

  • Sulphur is very mobile in the soil and can leach through the soil profile.   Where large amounts are required it is advisable to split the recommended requirement in two applications.
  • Foliar applied Sulphur is a less efficient approach to correcting Sulphur deficiency.  This is because only 2% of the Sulphur is being intercepted and absorbed through the leaf and often these products don’t contain enough Sulphur.
  • The average UK deposition of Sulphur is now negligible compared with the 25kg SO3/ha/year of 20 years ago.  In fact Sulphur deposition is no longer measured, due to such low levels occurring.
  • Organic manures contain Sulphur, but in variable quantity and availability.  Like elemental Sulphur, most of the Sulphur in organic manures cannot directly be taken up by crops for growth.
BROAD RECOMMENDATION FOR APPLICATIONS TO CROPS

Applications

GrasslandWhere soil P and K indexes are at the recommended target of 2, MultiCut Sulphur is the ideal product to balance nutrient offtakes to maintain soil fertility and performs on its own or alongside spring slurry applications. Ideal in Sulphur responsive areas, application rates up to 450 kg/ha for 1st cut, 350 kg/ha for 2nd cut and 280 kg/ha for 3rd cut are appropriate, but can be reduced if used with applications of organic manures.

With Sulphur, increases in DM yield of 25% can be achieved on light and medium soils, alongside increases of 4% in protein and 5% in sugar contents to improve grass quality and palatability.

2015 research shows that even at soil index 2/3 maintenance Phosphate application increases grass yield.

ArableWhere soil P index is high and soil K index is at or below target, MultiCut Sulphur provides an appropriate supply of N, P and K to balance offtakes with winter and spring crops in Sulphur-deficient situations.  When used in conjunction with organic manures this fertiliser will help to build soil Potash levels.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Ammonium Nitrate is the most efficient and predictable form of Nitrogen for UK growers.

Ammonium Sulphate offers a readily available source of Sulphur to the growing crop.

Water soluble Phosphate provides rapid uptake to support root development and plant growth.

A True Granular Compound ensures even and accurate spread of all nutrients across the crop.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

FEATURE

BENEFIT

Contains Ammonium Sulphate

A readily available form of Sulphur for rapid uptake - elemental Sulphur cannot be taken up directly by crops because plants only take up Sulphur in the Sulphate form.

Contains Ammonium Nitrate

AN is the most efficient Nitrogen source and the ‘Best Option for the Environment and Farming’ according to Government research.

Contains water soluble Phosphate

Crop roots will only take up Phosphorus from soil solution so providing Phosphate in a form that is over 97% water soluble ensures rapid and efficient uptake, supporting root development and plant growth.

A True Granular Compound

Even application of all nutrients across the whole spreader bout width, which optimises nutrient use efficiency and crop response.

Phosphate and Potash applied during the growing season

Reduces autumn workload and potentially fertiliser application costs.  Nutrients are provided when the crop uses them most efficiently potentially giving better yields and crop quality.

Manufactured at sites which are accredited to ISO 9001

Reliable product with consistent high quality, every year.

CARBON FOOTPRINT AND NUMBER FOR THE PRODUCT

More Yield.  Less CO2

At CF Fertilisers we are committed to improving carbon efficiency in our production processes.  All of our products have a carbon footprint, certified by the Carbon Trust in June 2012 and reviewed annually.

CF Fertilisers has promised to reduce the footprint Nitrogen production, demonstrating an on-going commitment to carbon reduction.

The footprints for fertiliser products are given as kg CO2e per kg Nitrogen (N). Most fertiliser usage is considered on the basis of N requirement, so this allows the simplest comparison between our products for a given crop requirement.

The Carbon Footprint for MultiCut Sulphur is 4.5 kg CO2e per kg Nitrogen. Carbon Trust Logo

CALIBRATION

CALIBRATE BEFORE YOU SPREAD FOR APPLICATION RATE AND  SPREAD PATTERN

CF Fertilisers products spread to 32m bout widths.  Widths of 36m are achievable with certain spreaders and products in suitable conditions, however, please seek advice.  It is important to maintain fertiliser spreaders, whatever bout width you work at.

For optimum results, CF Fertilisers recommends that you follow the industry standard and set up your spreader for both application rate and spread pattern for each different fertiliser that you use. Product Safety Data Sheets are available here.

APPLICATION CALCULATOR

READY RECKONER FOR APPLICATION RATES

Product application rate Nutrient application rate
kg/ha N kg/ha P2O5/ha K2O/ha SOkg/ha
125 29 5 16 9
250 58 10 33 18
375 86 15 49 26
450 104 18 59 32

Notes:

  • For grass silage, the optimum Sulphur application rate is 40 to 60 kg SO3/ha for 2 cuts and 60 to 80 kg SO3/ha for 3 cuts.
  • For cereals, the optimum Sulphur application rate is 50 kg SO3/ha.
  • For oilseed rape, the optimum Sulphur rate is 112 kg SO3/ha.  If using MultiCut Sulphur then an early application of DoubleTop can be used to supply more Sulphur.
  • To convert from kg product/ha to bags/acre, multiply by 0.4, then divide by 50 (e.g. 250kg product/ha X 0.4 = 100 / 50 = 2 bags/acre)
  • To convert from kg nutrient/ha to units/acre, multiply by 0.8 (e.g. 200kg N/ha X 0.8 = 160 units N/acre)

Please contact our Crop Nutrition Team on +44(0)151 357 5758 or email advice@cffertilisers.co.uk for further information.

REASSURINGLY BRITISH

Reassuringly BritishCF are the UK’s leading fertiliser manufacturer and the only UK producer of prilled Nitrogen and True Granular Compounds, with a range of NS, NKS, NP, NPK and NPKS fertilisers to meet UK farming conditions.

We manufacture our products to ISO 9001:2000 standards.  That means you can rely on CF Fertilisers to deliver the highest quality fertilisers consistently, every year, giving you optimum product performance and peace of mind.

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