Quality Gypsum Matters

QUALITY GYPSUM MATTERS

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate: The Intelligent Crystal

But not all Calcium Sulfate is the Same

Not all Calcium Sulfate is the Same. There is dihydrate (Ca2SO4 +2H2O) and anhydrate (Ca2SO4) calcium sulfate. The addition of the 2 naturally occurring water molecules in Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate make this type of calcium sulfate more water soluble, and therefore, it will work that much faster when applied. Dihydrate also aids in the transference of nutrients to the plant, and providing the valuable nutrients Calcium and Sulfur. You could use Anhydrate in agriculture, but it’s benefits will be significantly slower to see. Anhydrate is better suited for wallboard and cement applications

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Mineral quality – All gypsum is formed with other minerals determined by the geographic area in which it resides. There are deposits naturally formed with minerals deleterious to agriculture such as salt, mercury, anthrax, and cadmium. Requesting an SDS (Safety Data Sheet) from your supplier will identify these elements. The highest quality gypsum is formed with other minerals that are also beneficial to agriculture, such as dolomite, lime or calcium carbonate.
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What is in the rest of the mineral matters.

What else could you find in the deposit of calcium sulfate dihydrate to get to 100%?

It is recommended that Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate has a minimum of 80% purity levels - the amount of actual calcium and sulfur contained in the mineral matter. If your soil, or water if irrigating, has high concentrations of salts, aluminum, magnesium, or heavy metals it is recommended that you use 90% or higher gypsum for remediation. The higher the purity level, however, the better suited it is for agricultural use. Keep in mind, that Dihydrate, with its two molecules of water will never be 100% calcium and sulfate.
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EcoGEM’s Soil Enhancer can be sold at a minimum of 80% or minimum of 90% purity levels! It is also certified for Organic use by OMRI for organic food and agriculture!!!!

Natural or mined gypsum – There is synthetic gypsum available in the market that is produced from byproducts of coal fired power plants. This product cannot be labeled as organic and may have other trace materials imbedded that can be harmful to soil and plants. The higher quality gypsum is always natural.

Always ask your supplier to see a spec sheet before buying Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate to ensure you are getting quality product.

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In summary, the highest quality gypsum for agriculture is natural, a dihydrate, has beneficial trace materials, and a purity levels over 80%. Since EcoGEM has the highest quality product in North America, Attachedplease find the EcoGEM Soil Enhancer product specification sheet, MSDS, and a third-party analysis of our product.

We also offer a complementary service to our customers, based on a soil analysis provided by customer, a personalized report identifying whether Gypsum is recommended, the purity level needed, and a suggested application rate. The report will be generated by a highly qualified agronomist who could also be available to explain the report in detail.