Using Gypsum to Grow Better Alfalfa

Alfalfa is a popular forage crop grown across the world. To grow better alfalfa, farmers must manage soil conditions and nutrition well. EcoGEM® gypsum can help. It improves soil structure and provides calcium and sulfur. Alfalfa is well-adapted to the intermountain west’s climate and soils. In the drier, sunnier conditions,...

The Calcium Cycle in Agriculture [Infographic]

Inspired by his previous work explaining The Calcium Cycle, we partnered again with Dr. Davidson to create an infographic explaining the calcium cycle in agriculture. Since calcium plays a critical role as a crop nutrient and as a soil amendment, farmers who understand the natural cycle can better manage the calcium in their soils. (Click...

Phosphorus retention in crops and how calcium can play a role

It’s a dichotomy – the impact of calcium on phosphorus retention and availability. Fields that receive large amounts of manure or litter contain large amounts of phosphorus. Phosphorus that isn't taken up by plants remains in the subsoil and is displaced by runoff. If it isn’t tied up by soil...

Gypsum (calcium sulfate): how it can make degraded soils productive again

Soils in the world degrade generally from human induced activity like logging, mining, drilling (for oil or natural gas), accidental spills or farming. However, nature can also degrade soils with changes in landscape and water levels. Once soils are degraded, they are no longer productive. They cannot support natural vegetation...