Sulfur Nutrition for Mississippi Crops and Soils
Factors that affect sulfur crop nutrition are:
- Soil organic matter levels.
- Land application of sulfur containing soil amendments, including manures.
- Less atmospheric deposition.
- Leaching potential in coarse textured, sandy soils.
- Crop removal rates through yield increases.
- Lack of calibrated and correlated soil sulfur tests.
In the growing season, farmers and consultants should note visual sulfur deficiency symptoms, use tissue testing to confirm suspicions, and consider economical remedial in-season actions. The lack of a consistent soil test for S for warm humid conditions presents challenges, however producer crop plans, soil and field information, and Tables 1 and 2 can help determine the right amount of the right fertilizer to use at the right place and the right time.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State University Extension Service
sulfur plant nutrition, soil fertility, plant nutrient management, atmospheric deposition, agronomic crops
Agronomy and Crop Sciences
Oldham, Larry, "Sulfur Nutrition for Mississippi Crops and Soils" (2021). College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Publications and Scholarship. 20.