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  1. Percent Difference of Corn Grain YieldThere is a general interest in applying sulfur fertilizer to maximize corn productivity and we’ve heard industry professionals claim that sulfur deficiency this widespread across Ohio. How much truth is there to this? Do we have a widespread sulfur deficiency in Ohio?

    Issue: 2021-19
  2. Soybeans
    Author(s): Laura Lindsey , Author(s): Steve Culman

    Sulfur is an essential macronutrient for crop production, often ranked behind only nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in importance. Overall, for corn and soybean, deficiencies are fairly rare. However, deficiencies can occur and are most likely on sandy soils with low organic matter (<1.0%). Much like nitrogen, the primary form of sulfur in the soil is found in the organic fraction, and the form taken up by plants (sulfate) is highly mobile. For every 1 percent of organic matter, there is approximately 140 pounds of sulfur, most of which is unavailable.

    Issue: 2020-03
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