SOP vs. MOP.

It’s not just potash… IT’S SOP!

Potassium sulfate, also known as sulfate of potash or SOP, is the optimal potassium fertilizer for crops worldwide. There are many reasons why SOP is preferred over muriate of potash (MOP) and nitrate of potash (NOP) by both farmers and investors, including:

SOP benefits farmers worldwide:

  • SOP improves the quality and yield of high value crops – fruits, vegetables, coffee beans, nuts, potatoes, and tobacco.
  • SOP makes plants more resistant to drought, frost, insects, and disease.
  • SOP improves the nutritional value, taste, and appearance of produce, including the size, color, and smell.
  • SOP slows the deterioration of produce during transport and storage.
  • SOP provides plants with two vital nutrients – potassium and sulfur.
  • SOP improves a plant’s ability to photosynthesize.
  • SOP improves a plant’s ability to absorb phosphorus, iron, and other micronutrients.
  • SOP aids plants in the development of proteins, enzymes, and vitamins.
  • SOP has a low salinity index, which gives it an edge in regions with salty soils.
  • SOP is the preferred potassium fertilizer for sandy soils since it reduces the leaching of calcium and potassium.
  • SOP is the most environmentally friendly potassium fertilizer.

SOP benefits investors worldwide:

  • SOP market demand is inelastic, but the demand for MOP is elastic; buyers of SOP are less price sensitive than buyers of MOP.
  • SOP is in short supply; MOP is well supplied by the world’s large potash companies.
  • SOP has very few natural sources (The Ochoa project is a natural source of SOP).
  • SOP mine and mill development costs far less than building an MOP mine and mill.
  • SOP is a premium-priced product, selling for at least $100 more per metric tonne than MOP.
  • SOP is the most environmentally friendly potassium fertilizer.