About Fertilizers

Population
Arable Lands

Global population growth,

combined with diminution of arable land is increasing pressure on agriculture and required yield.

In order to sustain population needs,

agriculture is challenged to be more and more efficient.  This is calling for increasing yield for crops and higher production rate per acre.  In return, intensification of agriculture is putting pressure on soil banks and available nutriments.  In order to avoid deterioration of crops yield over time while sustaining a high production efficiency per acre, agriculture needs to use fertilizers to keep the nutriments in the soil bank at a desirable level.
Intensification
Yield
Soil Banks
Fertilizers

In this context of intensification, KSM holds an advantageous position in that the products offered are fertilizers for intensive crops namely Potassium Sulphate ("SOP") and Potassium Sulphate and Magnesium "SOPM" ).

In fact, intensive crops such as market gardening, nuts or tobacco require the use of sulphates fertilizers. Potato and corn crops are also users of this type of fertilizer.

Indeed, these different crops require potassium additions, but given the frequency of application required, it is impossible to use Potassium Chloride (“KCl”) commonly called “Potash”. The presence of chloride in potash is harmful to soils as it tends to accumulate and sterilize soils. Yields are therefore diminished over time and eventually become sterile.

The use of SOP or SOPM makes it possible to fill the potassium and magnesium requirements in the soil while avoiding the accumulation of chloride.