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North America’s Premium Organic Bentonite Sulfur

A natural choice for superior breakdown, performance and safe handling.

Keg River is pleased to offer a certified organic version of our premium bentonite sulfur. Keg River Organics* Keg85S uses 100% natural ingredients to conform to organic farming requirements.

With 50% more clay content, Keg River Organics* Keg85S provides enhanced performance over Keg River Organics* Keg90S.

* Meets National Organic Program requirements for organic production

Superior Breakdown

Keg River Organics* Keg85S degrades more thoroughly upon activation with water. It provides superior absorption of water and swelling. This makes it easier for soil microbes to colonize the sulfur and initiate the conversion to sulfate.

More Durable Pastille

The additional clay content increases the pastille hardness (crush strength) of Keg River Organics* Keg85S by over 30% (compared to Keg River Organics* Keg90S). Staff appreciate the noticeable difference when handling Keg River products.

Lower Ignition Hazard

Increasing the clay content further reduces an already low ignition hazard. We tested Keg River Organics* Keg85S and Keg River Organics* Keg90S for ignition of airborne dust. Samples were ground to fine dust for testing and placed in an explosion chamber and measured for ignition at various concentrations. Below are the Minimum Explosible Concentration (MEC) results for both products.

ProductMinimum Explosible Concentration
Keg River Organics* Keg90S50–60 grams/m3
Keg River Organics* Keg85S60–70 grams/m3

Keg River Organics* Keg85S can serve as the main sulfur nutrient source if it is regularly applied as part of a nutrient management program. However, if soil sulfur levels are very deficient, or if elemental sulfur is being applied for the first time, inputs must be augmented by a form of soluble sulfate to ensure immediate sulfate needs are met (especially in the case of high sulfur demand crops such as canola).  After repeated applications of elemental sulfur, use of AMS can successfully be reduced or eliminated.

Keg River Organics* Keg85S can be applied:
  • Alone or blended with other fertilizers – spring or fall
  • In soil amendment and pH adjustment strategies
Application rate and method:

Keg River Organics* Keg85S can be banded or broadcasted; broadcasting in the fall has the benefit of exposing pastilles to freeze-thaw and moisture over winter for more thorough disintegration.

The application rate is based on agronomic recommendations from soil tests & crop removal rates of sulfur. Repeat applications of Keg River Organics* Keg85S improves soil populations of sulfur-processing bacteria – the soil becomes more efficient in converting elemental sulfur to sulfate.

Keg River provides several options to our customers. Let us know what works for you.

  • Bulk truck or rail car
  • Mini-Bulk Bags (Totes): 2700 lbs/tote (1225 kg/tote)
  • Plastic Heat Sealed 50# Bags (54/pallet, stretch-wrap over poly-woven cap)
Keg85S™ Organic Product Specifications

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • 85% Sulfur
  • 15% Bentonite Clay (Inert)

Bulk Density: 75 lbs per ft³ (1201 kg per m³)

Pastille Size: Size Guide Number 260

  • Diameter: 3.25-3.55 mm
  • Height: 1.45-1.65 mm
  • Ratio: Less than 2.45:1 (2.2:1= target size)

Color: Red

Angle of Repose: 29 degrees

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Keg River fertilizers are available in over 30 states and provinces. Learn about adding our products to your inventory – or find a retailer near you.

A premium bentonite sulfur for organic farming.