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Old 08-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What's the difference between SULPHATE OF POTASH and MURIATE of POTASH?
Which is best for banana Fert. How often?
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Potassium In Agriculture
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Default Re: Muriate of Potash or Sulphate of Potash?

a direct comparison

http://www.ejobios.com/pdf/EJOB-8-12-2,12,102-109.pdf

banana waste and SOP

http://www.jofamericanscience.org/jo..._1044_1048.pdf
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Default Re: Muriate of Potash or Sulphate of Potash?

If money and storage are not issues, I would go with the sulfate of potash. SOP is more expensive and a lower analysis. I think the next time I order fertilizer I may actually get sulpomag. For now I have 400 lbs of MOP left over.
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For people growing a few houseplants, muriate of potash (potassium chloride) is available in small quantities at the grocery store under the brand name NoSalt, right next to the regular salt. But be sure to get the zero-sodium kind, not the "lite salt" that's a mixture of sodium chloride and potassium chloride.
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For people growing a few houseplants, muriate of potash (potassium chloride) is available in small quantities at the grocery store under the brand name NoSalt, right next to the regular salt. But be sure to get the zero-sodium kind, not the "lite salt" that's a mixture of sodium chloride and potassium chloride.
Will it also keep them from freezing ( -;
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MOP or potassium chloride is (not so well) known to turn soil into cement. I am looking everywhere for more evidence but the anecdotes satisfy me enough, if you aren't
tilling your soil regularly then don't use MOP it cements the soil.

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Out here in CA, muriate of potash is a pool chemical. I won't use it because it contains chlorine.
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MOP or potassium chloride is (not so well) known to turn soil into cement. I am looking everywhere for more evidence but the anecdotes satisfy me enough, if you aren't
tilling your soil regularly then don't use MOP it cements the soil.

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It really depends on how much organic matter, calcium and magnesium are in your soil.
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Default Re: Muriate of Potash or Sulphate of Potash?

I have the sulphate kind (SOP), and it says it is 0-0-60. How much how often per plant / mat? (in cups)
It dissolves instantly in water, so I wonder more about leaching below the root zone too quickly.
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