Potassium sulphate is a soluble substance, with a formula K2SO4, usually obtained as colourless crystals of the decahydrate. It used in making glass and as a fertilizer.
Potassium is an essential element for plant growth, but it is often limited in garden soils. Potassium is known as the “health element”, and a shortage of potassium effects both quality and yield. Even before visible signs of a potassium deficiency appear, the plant can suffer from “hidden hunger”.
Potassium is an important cofactor for producing ATP, the energy molecule of the plant. Since ATP drives many important chemical reactions in the plant, adequate potassium is required at every stage of plant growth. With insufficient potassium, plant growth stalls, resistance to pests and disease weakens, fruit quality suffers, and the plant leaves eventually yellow and die.
Therefore, supplemental potassium is beneficial for all vegetable gardens, unless a soil analysis indicates otherwise.
Applications of Potassium sulphate
The application of K (Potassium) in nutrient formulae depends upon its chemical combination with other elements that affects both crop quality and yield. Since potassium fertilizers are derived from natural products, they may contain substances other than K, S, and Cl that influence plant growth. Thus, choosing the right type of potash fertilizer can be as vital as applying the right amount of potash to the crop.
Also, sulphur is a major plant nutrient, and plants require a continuing and sufficient supply of sulfur of the same order as that for P.
Therefore, Potassium Sulfate is an essential salt and an excellent source of K and S that cannot be missed from your nutrient channel.
1.Sturdy stalk and stems
2.Resistance from drought and diseases
3.Enhances the quality of fruit
Activates enzyme reaction
6.Promotes thickness of outer cell wall
7.Improves color and flavor
8.Forms starch and sugar
9.Regulates water flow in cells and leaves
10.Potassium is an essential cofactor in the production of ATP