WHAT IS AGRICULTURAL GYPSUM?
Agricultural gypsum is a soft mineral that often appears in nature in crystallized formations and masses called selenite. Our gypsum is a unique synthetic product derived from flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems at electric power plants. Sulfur dioxide emission control systems used by coal-fired power plants remove sulfur from combustion gases using “scrubbers.” One particular type of scrubber that uses lime or limestone reagent and a forced oxidation system produces “FGD gypsum,” which is chemically the same as mined natural gypsum (CaSO4 2H2O) and provides a wide-range of environmentally friendly applications.
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF AGRICULTURAL GYPSUM?
There are a number of potential benefits of applying FGD gypsum to agricultural soils. These can be either chemical or physical. Chemical benefits result from supplying essential plant nutrients such as calcium (Ca) for crop production or by modifying the subsoil to create a more favorable medium for plant root development (e.g., decreasing aluminum (Al) toxicity, promoting clay flocculation, enhancing root penetration, increasing water extraction from subsoil layers, etc.).
The physical benefits include the promotion of clay flocculation and aggregation of the soil, reduction of surface crusting which leads to increased water infiltration. These changes result in reduced runoff and erosion. For example, application of FGD material improves soil chemistry and increases water availability and crop yield as a result of reduction of subsoil chemical restrictions on rooting depth, while at the same time increasing water infiltration into the surface soil. A number of soil physical and related properties have been positively affected by the use of FGD gypsum such as reduced strength of subsoil hardpan layers. Improved soil aggregation leads to improved soil aeration and reduced bulk density. (Source: www.fgdproducts.org)
La-Lyn draws knowledge from their third generation farm that has been applying agricultural gypsum on our own fields for over 15 years. During that time, we have witnessed the improvement of our soil quality, and the improvement in crop production. One call to La-Lyn does it all, from sourcing gypsum, to delivery and application at your location. We believe in what gypsum does for us.
We have included several scientific research papers and articles that talk about the many benefits of using gypsum on your farm!
Delivery & Locations
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La-Lyn puts a high value on delivering gypsum to your farm at right place and right time.
La-Lyn has a fleet of trucks as well as access to reliable trucking companies that we partner with to get the job done right! Contact us today to setup delivery for gypsum to your farm.
La-Lyn’s fleet of trucks are equipped to place the gypsum in condensed piles that allow the gypsum to be put into place for use well in advance of application.
If you desire to self-pickup from one of our distribution points please call to setup an account and for specific directions.
If you desire to self-pickup from one of our origin plants please call to setup an account, and for specific directions. A minimum purchase quantity of 500 ton as well as a named certificate of liability insurance is required.
To Request a Delivered Gypsum Quote:
Fill out this request form or contact us today by calling 937-452-2110 or emailing us at [email protected] One call does it all!
BENEFITS OF GYPSUM
• Improves soil structure
• Improves soil chemical qualities
• Reduces soil erosion
• Prevents soil surface sealing
• Improves air & water movement in the soil
• Aids in seedling emergence
• Improves compacted soils
• Enhances earthworm activity
• Enhances microbial activity
• Enhances no-till management
• Reduces aluminum toxicity in sub-soil
• Reduces phosphorus leaching