Benefits of Gypsum
Great source of Calcium & Sulphur
Where plants are more deficient in sulphur and the soil is not supplying enough, Gypsum is an excellent source of sulphur for plant nutrition and improving crop yield.
Calcium is also essential for most nutrients to be absorbed by the plants roots. Calcium helps stimulate root growth and assists in the uptake mechanisms.
Effect on Soil pH and Toxicity
Gypsum has no direct effect on acidic soils, but has ability to reduce toxicity which often accompanies soil acidity - particularly in subsoils - with the improvement of soil structure.
On very alkaline soils which have a high sodium content, gypsum can reduce this sodium content and consequently reduce the alkalinity of these soils.
Gypsum applications therefore make it possible to achieve deeper rooting plants resulting in improved crop benefits.
Improve Soil Structure
Clay dispersion and collapse of structure at the soil-air interface is a major contributor to crust formation, gypsum improves soil structure and helps disperse clay.
Improve Water Infiltration
Gypsum improves the ability of soil to drain and not become waterlogged. Gypsum allows water to move into the soil enabling the crop to grow well.
Both pits are open from:
early January through to mid May
- depending on demand.
8am - 6pm Monday to Thursday
8am - 4pm Friday
Closed Public Holidays
Note: We do not load on Saturday or Sunday
Albacutya Pit is in the Wimmera region and closes at midday on total fire ban days.