Everybody Needs Inputs: A Keg River Tech Direct Guide

There is no way around it. Everybody needs inputs and everybody wants to hit the perfect intersection of quality and timeliness. Well, if you haven’t heard, elemental sulfur from the team at Keg River Premium Sulfur Fertilizers will give you just that. In business for more than 20 years, the Edmonton, Alberta company has a well-earned reputation of providing North American farmers with an unmatched product— degradable bentonite sulfur fertilizers. Whatever soil you may have, Keg River has smart solutions for you to get the most from your crop—from corn to canola and everything in between. And we are thrilled to welcome the experts from Keg River to the AGvisorPRO channel.

European raised, Canadian finished

A key advantage is Keg River is near multiple sources of high purity, high quality sulfur that comes from the local oil & gas industry.  The European connection is that our founder adapted European food production technology to the production of sulfur pastille, and this became the world standard for bentonite sulfur.

Elemental sulfur is preferred by countless farmers for its high analysis, improved logistics, lower leaching risk, reduced unit cost, lower salt index, and overall flexibility of application.

Elemental sulfur is preferred due to its ability to create a slow release and make itself more accessible to soil-borne bacteria, which ultimately creates a healthier microbiome and plant life. Its slow release properties make it a natural option in sandier soils since it is not water soluble. The company’s market reach is quite literally all of North America. No matter where a person farms on the continent, Keg River has you covered.

Down time. What’s that?

While the company used to have a more predictable schedule of when farmers would source product, these days the deliveries seem non-stop. There are two prime busy seasons for Keg River: Late February until May Long Weekend and again between late August until early December. The fall has quickly become a popular option for a fall top-up (even on light snow) to prevent more work in the spring, or gives more room for seed blends, or for fall-seeded crops, too. Outside of peak periods, customers can take advantage of enticing fill programs.

Premium products, premium results

The clay used at Keg River is of the highest quality. Superior bentonite clay disintegrates sulfur pastilles into smaller sulfur particles – essential in optimizing sulfur contact with the soil, to maximize short-term conversion to plant available sulfate.

Keg River was the first to offer 85% Keg85S (previously known as Supreme 85), containing 50% more clay than 0-0-0-90 products. This innovation improved both handling and agronomic characteristics. Keg85S and original Keg90S (previously known as NutraSul 90) are also available in organic listed SKUs (OMRI in the USA, Pro-Cert in Canada). Keg50S+ is a mechanical blend (analysis 12-0-0-50S) of Keg90S and ammonium sulfate that provides immediate SO4 from the AMS, and season-long SO4 release from elemental sulfur oxidation.

Plant expansion, greater customer service

Interest continues to grow annually and this past year was no exception. To keep up with farmer demand, the company decided to expand its manufacturing plant by an additional 25 per cent capacity, by adding an entire organic manufacturing side separate from the main plant. Overall, it’s an increase from four machines to six. Greater resources have gone into removing even more dust from finished products, resulting in a cleaner, healthier product for farms. More planned off-site storage will also relieve pressure in busy times and improve customer service.

As for farmers, they can connect with Keg River through calls, texts and emails or reach out to the company through its growing social media presence on LinkedIn and Facebook. And of course – don’t forget farmers can always use the free AGvisorPRO app as well!

The Tech Direct Solution

Keg River is an AGvisorPRO Tech Direct partner. This means that any farmer with the AGvisorPRO app can connect to Keg River in a face-to-face session for free. While there’s certainly no shortage of ways for farmers to digitally connect with the information they need, AGvisorPRO is unique. We connect farmers, industry, and independent expertise into one user-friendly app. This means farmers can find the advice they need easily, connect to the right people quickly, and get from question to answer faster.

To connect with Keg River or any of our Tech Direct partners, consider downloading the AGvisorPRO app. If you want to see what AGvisorPRO can do for you, one of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to give you a walk-through. You can also download our app at AGvisorPRO.com or wherever you get your apps. With Keg River and AGvisorPRO in your corner, when it comes to quality sulfur and service to match no matter where you are located, your needs will be taken care of.