The Vital Role of Sulphur in Crop Nutrition - ATP Academy
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Sulphur is vital for 2 key amino acids as they play a pivotal role in the protein synthesis in plants. Sulphur is also an integral component of the chlorophyll molecule, which is essential for photosynthesis. Sulphur also plays a critical role in optimizing Nitrogen use efficiency in the plant.  In this course we will learn about the role Sulphur works within the plant and the factors that effecting its availability to the plant.

Time: Approx. 36 minutes + Quiz

Quiz: 11 Questions

CCA/CEU Credits: 0.5 Nutrient Management*

* CEU credits will be submitted on your behalf upon the completion of the course. This process can take up to 30 days to appear in your account. If you have any issues please contact ATP at [email protected]

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Course Instructor

Elston Solberg - MSc, PAg

Elston grew up on a dairy farm near Ryley Alberta where he learned about hard work and tenacity. Hockey, baseball and fishing were key to his youth. He knew early in life that science was his career focus.

He attended Camrose Lutheran College and later completed his B. Sc. in Agriculture (Agronomy, U of A) and an M. Sc. in Soils (Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer, U of A). While doing his masters he worked full time as a research associate with mentor Dr. Marvin Nyborg and continued working on many practical research projects for 8 years full time and 7 part-time after leaving to join Alberta Agriculture to work in research and extension for 17 years.

During all this Elston moved back to his home town and served on Village Council for 9 years (8 as Mayor), he was Chair of Beaver Regional Waste Management and Chair of the Joint Councils of Beaver County. Amongst this mess, Elston attempted to complete a Ph. D. on a project involving a detailed understanding of N cycling. While the thesis was not completed, all the data was published adding to a still growing body of scientific and popular press. In 2002, Elston left his position as Lead of the Field Crop Development Center (Alberta Agriculture) and started Sun Mountain Inc. and began his affiliation with Agri-Trend. Elston has travelled extensively and has trained people on every continent (except Antarctica) on various facets of crop production, soil science and nutrient management. He has recently established a speaking, teaching, training and publishing company called EarthDirtSoil.