Polysulphate recognized for organic farming in Germany by FiBL

30 July 2015

Great news for organic farmers in Germany! Polysulphate has been registered in the list of production for organic farming in Germany.

It's simple. Unlike blended or compound fertilizer, Polysulphate is available in its natural state. It's mined, crushed, screened and bagged, involving no chemical separation or other industrial processes.

Polysulphate is an ideal natural source for all crops, especially brassicas, cereals, pulses, field vegetables, clover-rich grassland leys and silage crops. The low content of the crop nutrient chloride makes it ideal for use on chloride-sensitive crops.

The natural process by which Polysulphate is produced makes it a low carbon footprint fertilizer. This helps growers achieve carbon targets demanded by retailers and some food processors.

There’s an estimated one billion tonnes available, mined in the UK. As global demand for sulphate fertilizers increases, this provides farmers throughout Europe and the world with a dependable source, rather than a by-product material.

Polysulphate is already registered in the UK for organic use by the Soil Association and the Organic Farmers and Growers in UK

FiBL Germany is a non-profit association registered in Frankfurt, with a staff of over 20, supported by experts. FiBL has long been committed to the international development of organic agriculture. It works closely with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and other international organizations.

Polysulphate is a new organic multi-fertilizer containing four key plant nutrients: sulphur, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Polysulphate is a soluble, easily absorbed, cost effective answer to crop nutrition. Innovative and highly versatile, this natural, multi-nutrient mineral is low in chloride and crop safe, suitable for use alone or in blends and compound fertilizers. Polysulphate is produced only by ICL fertilizers.