A new, high-quality pelleted gypsum fertilizer is now available from Beneficial Reuse Management (BRM). This product offers 17 percent sulfate sulfur and 21 percent calcium.
“GYPSOIL BLENDABLE is a pH-neutral pellet that won’t acidify soils like some other sulfate sulfur sources, yet it is readily available to the crop,” says BRM’s Steve Musser who oversees the company’s pelletizing operations.
GYPSOIL has been working with the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) to conduct a formal market survey of fertilizer distributors and retailers to learn what specific handling and dissolution characteristics were desired. Then the company built a $4.5 million plant in Winona, Minnesota to manufacture the specifically designed product.
“GYPSOIL BLENDABLE was engineered to deliver a superior gypsum pellet that is easy to blend, store and apply in all weather conditions,” says Musser. “It is similar in solubility to potash, and customers say it is easier to handle compared to some other pelleted gypsum products.”
Crop growers are seeking high quality and cost-effective crop nutrients to maximize productivity and crop quality despite a tight economic environment, says Musser. New soil test survey results from the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) indicate sulfur deficiencies are found in soil tests across many Midwestern states. In Wisconsin, for example, 81% of soil tests studied in IPNI’s 2015 survey were found to be low in sulfur.
“Gypsum is one of the most cost-effective sources of sulfur available,” Musser says. “Calcium also contributes excellent crop productivity by improving soil structure and contributing to cell wall and root function.”
To find a distributor or retailer, call 844-BLENDUS or write firstname.lastname@example.org.