Canola school: The secrets of sulphur management

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

Canola has a very high sulphur need, unlike most other annual crops.

Sulphur is relatively mobile in the soil, but not in the plant. It’s also a nutrient that comes in a readily-available and slow-release form. All told, sulphur management of canola takes some careful planning and forethought, with a few key cautions thrown in.

To dig in to sulphur in canola, Leighton Blashko, senior market development specialist with BASF, joins Kara Oosterhuis for this episode of the RealAgriculture Canola School.

In it, Blashko explains the role of sulphur in the plant, how sulphur and nitrogen crop needs are related, why in-furrow sulphur can cause significant issues for seedlings, and how to identify a sulphur deficiency.

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