Top 5 Advantages of Agricultural Gypsum That Makes It Farmer’s Best Friend

Are you looking for a vital mineral for your agricultural field? If yes then there’s no doubt that farmers are using this essential mineral for centuries; however, it is in recent years that it has gained much attention all over the world. The ongoing research and practical understandings for Agricultural Gypsum have made it a socio-economical friend […]

How can I get more information about gypsum?

Our website has been recently updated to include detailed information about the reasons to use gypsum, application tips and technical information.

How much does gypsum cost?

Delivered cost will depend largely on the cost of freight to deliver gypsum from our production site to your farm.

Will my yields improve with gypsum?

Gypsum changes soil structure to allow for better crop performance. Yield response depends upon the whole management system and what the limiting factors are. With good management, better soils consistently produce higher yields. A 2014 Economic Impact Study shows that yield is the number one benefit of gypsum use rated by long term users.

How do I know if my gypsum is working?

Generally, you may begin to experience softer soils within 12 months of application, depending upon your farming practices and soil condition. Many growers report their fields show improved water infiltration with less ponding and quicker drying after just one application. Growers often report seeing immediate crop quality and yield improvements after gypsum applications in fields […]

Is gypsum a fertilizer?

Gypsum is primarily used a soil amendment that loosens up hard, compacted soil and allows water and plant roots to reach farther down into the soil profile. The biological systems also release and balance soil nutrients for the crop. gypsum is also an excellent source of sulfur and calcium for soils. A typical analysis for […]

Can I cut back on my fertilizer if I use gypsum?

Possibly. It depends upon your farming practices, soil conditions, growing environment, etc. Typically, soils where biological systems are active – when soil microbes are effectively at work breaking down organic matter, making humus and balancing nutrients – plants and soil will use applied fertilizers more efficiently.

Do I have to incorporate gypsum?

No. gypsum is water-soluble and will move down through the soil profile depositing calcium and sulfur into the soil profile. Ohio State University research shows that, within two years, water-soluble calcium and sulfur from surface-applied gypsum are present at 36-inch depth.

Who can apply gypsum?

If growers have the proper equipment, they may be able to apply gypsum themselves but there are also many qualified applicators that are experienced applying gypsum. For more information, contact us.

How do I apply gypsum?

Apply gypsum using equipment designed to spread bulk materials (such as lime, litter, etc.). Be sure equipment is in good repair and set up properly to broadcast the material. Read more about application tips.

What crops benefit most from gypsum?

Applying gypsum can be beneficial for all crops because it improves the soil’s ability to provide a healthy environment for plant roots. It normally takes more than one year to realize the full benefit of using gypsum as a soil amendment. Plants that have specific needs for calcium or sulfur typically respond more quickly to […]

Does gypsum replace liming?

No. Lime is used to adjust the soil’s pH. gypsum offers a host of other benefits that enhance soil structure and improve the release of nutrients to the crop but gypsum does not alter soil pH.

How much gypsum will I need?

For soil amendment, apply gypsum owners often opt for the higher rates to achieve both benefits. For peanut production, rates depend on the variety of peanut grown and whether you are producing seed peanuts. Typical gypsum rates for peanuts are as follows: Virginia peanuts: 1,000 – 2,000 lbs./A Large-seeded runners: If pegging zone calcium is […]

Pro Tips for Keeping Winter Salt from Destroying Your Landscaping

The ravages of winter in the northern United States present many challenges for lawns, plants and trees. Freezing temperatures, heavy snow, wind, and ice can all affect the beauty of your landscaping when temperatures finally rise and spring officially begins. But one of the most damaging aspects of winter for your landscaping doesn’t come from […]

10 Beneficial Ways to Use Recycled Gypsum

Gypsum, the naturally occurring mineral that makes up 90% of the drywall manufactured around the country, is getting a new lease on life, thanks to the growing popularity of drywall recycling. Reclaimed gypsum can be used in the production of new drywall, which means less new gypsum needs to be mined, saving our natural resources. […]

Economic Dairy Bedding Considerations

Tight margins on dairy farms make it more critical for dairy producers to focus on the cost of production. Bedding is a significant cost ranging from $40-82 per cow, per year (Penn State). The national average for 2017 was $0.24 / cwt, so the choice of bedding is an important financial decision. Milk quality starts […]

How to Correct Sulfur Deficiency for Improved Crop Production

Sulfur is an essential element for successful crop production and plays a significant role in plant physiology, as well as protection from stress and pests. A component of the amino acids cysteine and methionine, sulfur is essential for protein synthesis and is also a necessary component for chlorophyll production, which aids plants in regulating the […]

How Gypsum Can Help Your Garden Grow

Whether you love vegetables or flowers, there’s a lot that goes into a beautiful and healthy garden. If you’ve tried garden fertilizers and other products from your local hardware store and still aren’t getting the results you’d like, the problem could be in your soil. Lack of proper nutrients or poor soil conditioning could be […]

How to Clarify the Water in Your Pond with Recycled Gypsum

Does the water in your pond look cloudy, muddy or murky? While many ponds can appear murky or cloudy after recent rain or a sudden weather change, when the situation doesn’t clear up in a few days, there could be a bigger problem. Cloudy, murky pond water isn’t just unattractive. It can also hide harmful […]