Overall sulfur fertilizer use in Great Britain (GB) 2011-2018

This statistics shows the amount of sulfur that was used in fertilizer for tillage crops and grasses on British farms from 2011 to 2018, measured in kilograms of sulfur per hectare of land farmed (kg/ha). During this period of the time the usage of sulfur has subtly fluctuated but overall the usage of sulfur has increased in Great Britain.

Usage of sulfur fertilizer in Great Britain (GB) from 2011 to 2018

Tillage CropsGrassAll Crops and Grass
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source states that: "Data on sulphur use have been collected since 1993 when only 3-6% of the cereal crop areas and 8% of the oilseed rape area received a sulphur application. By 2015, 48-62% of the area of cereals and 73% of oilseed rape received a dressing of sulphur (a decrease of 3% on 2014). Overall applications of sulphur on tillage crops remained unchanged between 2014 and 2015 at 31 kg SO3/ha while applications on grass decreased in 2015 to 3 kg/ha. This low overall rate on grass is a result of the low dressing cover, with only 10% of grass receiving a sulphur dressing."

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