Gypsum is calcium sulfate dihydrate, CaSO4 . 2H2O, a byproduct of the state-of-the-art, air emission reduction system used by BRM’s partner plants to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from flue gases.
Gypsum is an excellent source of nutrients including sulfur, which is depleted in many agricultural soils today. Gypsum is also used by agricultural producers to increase rainwater infiltration, decrease nutrient losses, and loosen tight soils. Applying gypsum neutralizes the metals and chemical salts that bind to clay particles and cause poor soil structure. gypsum creates a softer, more manageable soil profile over time.
This means there is less crusting and sealing at the soil surface, and less pounding and runoff after a rain, as well as less soil erosion. Gypsum creates an environment that is conducive to soil organisms, including microbes as well as earthworms. These soil organisms break down organic matter and nutrients in the soil faster and better, making nutrients more available to plants. This application of gypsum helps make crops healthier and more vigorous.
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