KMS Potassium Magnesium Sulfate contains three key nutrients which are essential for growing healthy and profitable crops.
Those new to farming often gauge their success in raising crops solely by measuring their yield. Experienced farmers appreciate the fact that the true value of a crop is determined by a larger range of factors such as brix levels, weight, color and size.
KMS Potassium Magnesium Sulfate has long been trusted by farmers to maintain correct soil chemistry and fertility levels.
These characteristics which lead to higher quality crops are directly correlated with the quality and quantity of nutrients which are absorbed by the plants while they are still growing.
Potassium is considered a macronutrient, which means that plants require large amounts of potassium for proper growth and development.
Often, there is not enough potassium in the soil for plants to develop appropriately, while other times there is adequate potassium in the soil but in a form which plants are unable to absorb. In either situation, proper maturation in the plants is dependent on the farmer applying supplements with soluble forms of potassium.
Potassium is necessary for performing a variety of functions within a plant, including:
All of these effects are not only necessary for healthy plant growth, but they are also tremendously effective in improving the profitability of the crops that are raised.
Moreover, potassium deficiency in a plant can lead to several harmful effects, including increased exposure to dangerous pathogens and the inability to properly absorb and break down water and other key nutrients.
Sulfur is referred to as a secondary macronutrient, which means that is still required in fairly large amounts for proper growth, but in smaller quantities than a nutrient such as potassium.
Sulfur is absorbed as sulfides or sulfates and is important for several key processes in the plant including the product of chlorophyll, the pigment necessary for photosynthesis to occur properly.
Additionally, sulfur that is absorbed by plants plays a key role in the production of enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids. This further protects the plants from pathogens and enables the healthy creation of the next generation of seeds.
Magnesium is essential for photosynthesis to occur, since it helps form the main atom in chlorophyll. This means that without sufficient quantities of magnesium, chlorosis will occur.
Chlorosis is what happens to leaves when not enough chlorophyll is produced, which leads to yellowing—first in the older leaves but soon enough the entire plant will wither.
Magnesium is also vital for providing structure for ribosome in the plant, which means that a shortage of magnesium will result in the debilitation of ribosome, which in effect will cause the plant to age and die earlier than appropriate.
The yield from crops that suffer from magnesium deficiency will often be smaller and of lower quality, leading towards significantly lower profit margins for farmers.
KMS Potassium Magnesium Sulfate not only provides these three crucial nutrients for plants, but it does so with their proper balance and proportions. This is essential, because often an imbalance in the soil negatively effects plant growth—for example, an increase in potassium content can often lead to a magnesium deficiency.
As is the case with every organic fertilizer that Agra-Cycle offers, KMS is OMRI listed. Always conduct soil testing before attempting to balance your soils chemistry.