Skip to main content

CMS is an organic source of potassium produced as an end product from the distillation of alcohol from molasses. CMS has been used as a constituent in animal feeds and has proven to be an alternative and highly effective source of potassium for the sugar industry. The use of CMS is an environmentally responsible practice as one of the main disposal mechanisms for excess CMS is via a pipeline into the ocean. All figures quoted should be considered as a typical product analysis and may vary due to moisture content.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  1. A dark brown viscous liquid.
  2. Viscosity 3000 – 3500 cps at 25ºC (Honey: 5000 cps).
  3. SG: 1.25 – 1.31.
  4. 60% dry matter.
  5. 36% Organic Matter.

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

  1. 5% Potassium (K).
  2. 0.9% Nitrogen (N).
  3. 0.15% Phosphorus (P).
  4. 0.91% Calcium (Ca).
  5. 3.2% Magnesium (Mg).
  6. 0.6% Sulphur (S).
  7. 0.09% Zinc (Zn).
  8. 0.3% Copper (Cu).
  9. 1.5% Iron (Fe).
  10. 0.45% Manganese (Mn).
  11. 0.01% Cobalt (Co).

AGRONOMIC BENEFITS

  1. Increases the K levels of the soil.
  2. Increases the Mg levels of the soil.
  3. Reduces the soil acid saturation percentage.
  4. Increases the pH of the soil.
  5. Returns organic matter to the soil.
  6. Promotes biological activity of the soil.
  7. Contains traces of Humic and Fulvic acids.
  8. Accurate and concentrated application down the plant rows.
  9. Compatible for blending with Mono Ammonium Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Urea, Ammonium Sulphate and Potassium Chloride.
CMS applied along emerging suger cane rows

CMS applied along emerging sugarcane rows; note the magnificent trash blanket!

Please note: Consult a qualified person (Act 36 of 1947) for specific applications / recommendations.