Role of Sulfur in Tomato Production

Sulfur is an important component of enzymes and other proteins, and is required for chlorophyll formation.

Sulfur and yield

Sulfur is important for yield, as you can see in studies in Italy.

Sulfur and relative yield

Trials in Germany show that foliar applications can be more effective than soil applied fertilizer.

Sulfur and TSS

Sulfur also increases fruit total soluble solids content, as shown in studies in Italy.

General guidelines for sulfur application

Uptake of sulfur is around 1.2lb/t of fruit. It is required throughout the season, and should be timed similar to nitrogen supplies.

Sulfur at tomato growth stages
Vegetative growth Maintains vigorous plant growth

Role of nutrients

Read about the role of other nutrients in tomato production:

Nitrogen

Phosphorus

Potassium

Calcium

Magnesium

Sulfur

Boron

Copper

Iron

Manganese

Molybdenum

Zinc

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sebastian korob
Sebastian Korob
Crop Manager, Vegetable/Berries