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 […]