The use of recycled Gypsum is becoming more widespread throughout the UK with the reduction of atmospheric deposits of Sulphur onto UK agricultural land. Sulphur has become one of the main limiting factors to crop yield, limiting the uptake and utilisation of Nitrogen. Recycled Gypsum not only supplies a valuable source of Sulphur and Magnesium but also has major soil conditioning benefits.

Our recycled Gypsum Powder is produced from Countrystyle’s bespoke state of the art recycling facility that recycles plasterboard back into powder to be re-used in the construction industry or diverted to be used in agriculture.

Benefits of Gypsum include:

  • supply of sulphur
  • increases drainage capacity in soils
  • breaks up compacted and saline soils
  • improves soil conditioning
  • reduces tillage requirements

Average dry matter: 95%

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is gypsum, and how is it used in agriculture?

Gypsum is a mineral that contains calcium and sulphur. In agriculture, it’s commonly used as a soil amendment to improve soil structure and provide essential nutrients to plants.

Can gypsum sourced from recycled plasterboard be used in agriculture?

Absolutely! Gypsum obtained from recycled plasterboard is a sustainable and eco-friendly option for agricultural applications. Recycling plasterboard not only reduces waste but also provides a valuable source of gypsum for soil improvement.

How does gypsum benefit soil structure?

Gypsum improves soil structure by promoting the aggregation of soil particles. This leads to better water infiltration, aeration, and root penetration. It helps loosen compacted soils, making it easier for plant roots to grow.

What nutrients does gypsum provide to plants?

Gypsum supplies calcium and sulphur to plants. Calcium is crucial for cell wall formation and overall plant structure, while sulphur is essential for various metabolic processes, including protein synthesis.

How is gypsum applied to agricultural land?

Gypsum can be applied to the soil in various ways. It’s often spread over the soil surface and incorporated into the topsoil during cultivation.

Does gypsum help with water management in the soil?

Yes, gypsum improves water management by reducing soil erosion and runoff. It enhances the soil’s ability to absorb and retain water, making it particularly beneficial in areas with low rainfall or where water conservation is crucial.

Is gypsum suitable for all soil types?

Gypsum is effective in a wide range of soil types, including clay soils it can also benefit compacted soils. However, its impact may vary, so it’s advisable to conduct soil tests and consult with our FACTS/Wamitab qualified advisors for specific recommendations.

How long does it take for gypsum to show its effects on the soil?

The effects of gypsum on soil structure are often noticeable within a few weeks to months. However, the long-term benefits may take more time to fully manifest. Regular soil testing can help monitor changes and adjust gypsum applications accordingly.

Is gypsum safe for the environment?

Gypsum is generally considered environmentally friendly. It poses minimal risks to the environment and is commonly used in sustainable agricultural practices. However, it’s crucial to use gypsum responsibly and follow recommended application rates.

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