The Ag Media Summit has been full of news this week, including an announcement from Beneficial Reuse Management (BRM) that the GYPSOIL Pelletized Products Division will open a $5 million plant in Winoma, MN to produce a pelletized gypsum product.
As a crop input, gypsum is one of the most cost effective sources of sulfur available to farmers. GYPSOIL is also used as an effective soil amendment to alter soil chemistry and physical structure for better soil health.
“We’ve engineered GYPSOIL BLENDABLE to be a very durable, low-dust pellet that dissolves at a rate similar to potash, and it blends better than any other gypsum pellet on the market,” says Steve Musser who oversees GYPSOIL’s pelletizing operations.
GYPSOIL performed rigorous performance comparisons of GYPSOIL BLENDABLE versus gypsum and fertilizer products, said Musser.
“GYPSOIL BLENDABLE dissolves with rainfall in the field, yet it resists breaking down into pieces during storage, transport, blending and application, so it is more durable than ammonium sulfate or competitive gypsum pellets.”
“Pellet size uniformity was another characteristic that fertilizer blenders told us was important,” Musser adds. “GYPSOIL BLENDABLE’s uniformity will make it easy for our customers to blend high quality fertilizer products that meet the grower’s need for uniform fertility across the field.”
In addition to creating a product with a proven track record, the new plant will also create 20 new jobs.