contains calcium, sulfur bound to oxygen and water and can improve overall
plant growth and can improve the physical properties of some soils, especially
heavy clay soils. Gypsum can sometimes
be especially helpful in areas that were predominately grassland or for adding
sulfur due to crop demands. Sulfur is
especially important for quality factors such as sugar content and flavors in
Gypsum has been shown to increase calcium
availability and in some instances lower pH.
This enhances deep rooting and the ability of plants to take up adequate
supplies of water and nutrients during drought periods. Gypsum is moderately soluble in water. This makes the calcium in gypsum more mobile
than the calcium in lime and allows it to more easily move through the soil
profile. Calcium moves very slowly from
one plant part to another, and fruits at the end of the transport system get
too little. Calcium must, therefore, be
constantly available to the roots.
Additions to soil of a good source of calcium, such as gypsum, can
improve the quality of horticultural crops.
Typically applied at 5-10 pounds per
100 square feet of garden space or 1/2 cup per cubic foot of potting soil.
· Environmentally friendly, non-toxic
· Improves soil structure and drainage
· Corrects mineral balance in the soil
· Enhances root fertility
· Will not "burn” plants or seedlings
· Raises pH in acidic soils
· Increases phosphorus availability
· Improves the cation exchange capacity
· Provides an excellent source of macro and micro nutrients
holding properties in the soil
· Calcium (Ca) …………………………….….….… 22.00%
· Sulphur (S) …………………………………….….. 17.00%
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