Principles of application
Doses of fertilizer are calculated in accordance with plant’s magnesium demand and its presence into the soil, soil pH. Fertilizer is applied prior to basic soil tillage such as ploughing and cultivation. Magnesium sulphate can also be side/top dressed with mineral fertilizer spreaders. It does not work in dry soils. In case of favorable condition and sufficient soil moisture, fertilizer begins to decompose rapidly and is intensively absorbed by the root system of plants. Fertilizer mixed with soil uniformly distributes on surface so that magnesium and Sulphur accessibility to plant increases in any moisture conditions. Magnesium sulphate granules placed on surface dissolve when humidity is sufficient. Magnesium and sulphate become more accessible to plants only after migration down the soil profile. In such case Nutrition elements losses do not occur, but their efficiency is also minimal. Side dressing under winter crops is applied in early spring over frozen soil. Nitrogen fertilizers can be applied separately from magnesium sulphate. In gardening, side dressing is applied in spring, before intensive resumption of growing period or after harvesting. Foliar application is to be made for preventive purpose of magnesium or Sulphur shortage.
Granulated magnesium sulphate can be applied to fruit and berry crops through drip irrigation systems. Solution concentration should not exceed 0,2%. Application conditions – prevention of magnesium deficiency and its reducing.