How Can I Tell If Gypsum Is Working?

I have been interested in gypsum for nearly a decade now and we have applied it on our family farm in Nebraska – following a 3 year cycle with 1 ton applications every third year. I had heard all the stories how it improves soil structure, particularly in tight clay...

Can Gypsum Remediate Dense, Deflocculated Soils?

One of gypsum’s primary benefits as a soil amendment is that the addition of calcium will flocculate the soil. Flocculation causes soil particles to come together and form natural aggregates and peds that improves soil structure and porosity. When soil particles...

Soil pH…Does Gypsum Help? Read below to find out.

Calcium sulfate (or gypsum) is a soluble inorganic compound. Gypsum has been used for many years to improve aggregation and inhibit or overcome dispersion in sodic soils. One of the many misnomers about calcium sulfate, or gypsum, is that it can effect soil pH. That...

Importance of Selenite in Agriculture

The use of selenite (also called calcium sulfate or gypsum) in agriculture dates back to Benjamin Franklin who applied it as a fertilizer on his farm. Over the centuries since Franklin’s time, farmers have continued to use it and benefit from it. And in the last 10 to...