Water infiltration is an indicator of the soil’s ability to allow water movement into and through the soil profile.
Soil temporarily stores water, making it available for root uptake, plant growth and habitat for soil organisms. GYPSOIL allows water infiltration in the soil to allow for the roots to take in more water, resulting in better crops. With good water infiltration, a good amount of water is present in the soil, which means better water intake by the roots.
Water infiltration is how fast the water seeps through the soil, and is affected by gravity and the capillary action. It is affected by the characteristics of the soil including ease of entry, storage capacity, and transmission rate through the soil. The soil texture and structure, water content of the soil, and soil temperature, all play a role in controlling water infiltration rate and capacity.
Coarse-grained sandy soils have large spaces between each grain and allow water to infiltrate quickly. GYPSOIL’s composition makes it a perfect soil amendment that allows good water infiltration. Its structure allows for maximum water infiltration and capacity, so that crops are always assured of moisture.
When GYPSOIL is applied to the soil, the calcium and sulfur components of gypsum loosens tight clay soils to improve water infiltration. Soils will soak up rainwater faster and deeper, even in heavy rains. Research trials have shown results that GYPSOIL improves water infiltration in soils. A USDA-ARS study measured water infiltration of nearly two inches per hour in a test plot where gypsum was applied versus just a half an inch per hour in a control plot where no gypsum was applied.
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