For soil amendment, apply GYPSOIL at a rate of one to two tons per acre every one to two years. For sulfur only, typical rates are 300 to 500 lbs. per acre but growers often opt for the higher rates to achieve both benefits.
No. Lime is used to adjust the soil’s pH. GYPSOIL offers a host of other benefits that enhance soil structure and improve the release of nutrients to the crop but GYPSOIL does not alter soil pH.
Applying GYPSOIL is beneficial for all crops because it improves the soil’s ability to provide a healthy environment for plant roots. It can take one to two years to realize the full benefit of using GYPSOIL as a soil amendment.
Plants that have specific needs for calcium or sulfur typically respond more quickly to applications of GYPSOIL.
Apply GYPSOIL using equipment designed to spread bulk materials (such as lime, litter, etc.). Be sure equipment is in good repair and set up properly to broadcast the material. Read more about application tips.
If growers have the proper equipment, they may be able to apply GYPSOIL themselves but there are also many qualified applicators that are experienced applying GYPSOIL. For more information call 1-866-GYPSOIL (497-7645) or talk to the dealer nearest you.
No. GYPSOIL is in full compliance with all land application regulations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Growers who live in Wisconsin and Illinois will be asked to provide information regarding the application rate, and other specifics.
No. GYPSOIL is water-soluble and will move down through the soil profile depositing calcium and sulfur into the soil profile. USDA research shows that, within two years, water-soluble calcium and sulfur from surface-applied gypsum are present at 36-inch depth.
Possibly. It depends upon your farming practices, soil conditions, growing environment, etc. Typically, soils where biological systems are active -- when soil microbes are effectively at work breaking down organic matter and making humus - plants and soil will require less supplemental fertilizing.
GYPSOIL is primarily used a soil amendment that loosens up hard, compacted soil and allows water and plant roots to reach farther down into the soil profile. The biological systems also release and balance soil nutrients for the crop. GYPSOIL is also an excellent source of sulfur and calcium for soils.
Generally, you will experience softer soils within 12 months of application, depending upon your farming practices and soil condition. Many growers report their fields show improved water infiltration with less ponding and quicker drying after just one application.
Growers often report seeing immediate crop quality and yield improvements after GYPSOIL applications in fields where sulfur depletion was evident.
For crops requiring specific, high levels of calcium, such as peanuts and potatoes, problems associated with calcium deficiencies are avoided with proper calcium supplementation. Read more
Yes. The USDA, various university research centers and other organizations around the world have done extensive research on the effects of gypsum on soil structure, soil and water quality and crop production. Check out our Research Library.
GYPSOIL changes soil structure to allow for better crop performance. Yield response depends upon the whole management system and what the limiting factors are. With good management, better soils consistently produce higher yields.
Delivered cost will depend largely on the cost of freight to deliver GYPSOIL from our production site to your farm. Talk to a local dealer or call 1-866-GYPSOIL (497-7645) about your cost to apply GYPSOIL.
Call 1-866-GYPSOIL (497-7645) for details or talk with your local dealer.
Our distribution network is expanding constantly. Currently, growers can obtain GYPSOIL at several locations in the Midwest, Mid-South, and Southeast. We have a growing number of dealers or call 1-866-GYPSOIL (497-7645) for an update of our supply locations.
Some production sites allow you to arrange your own delivery. Some, however, limit the number of trucking companies that can enter their facility; in these cases, GYPSOIL would arrange delivery to your farm. Please contact us to determine which production site is closest to you and what its trucking policies are.
Our website has been recently updated to include detailed information about the reasons to use GYPSOIL, application tips and technical information. Check out Improving Your Soils or visit the Ask Our Agronomist page. You can also call us at 1-866-GYPSOIL (497-7645).
Please check out our Find a Dealer for the name of local distributors. Call us at 1-866-GYPSOIL (497-7645), and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs and help you facilitate your order.