Improved Soil Structure – Gypsum provides calcium which can reduce the swelling of smectite clays. This will loosen clay soils and open pore spaces, which will provide an overall increase in the penetration of water, air, and roots into the soil.
Increased Water Infiltration - As the soil structure improves, the water infiltration rate increases
Crust Prevention – Adding gypsum directly into irrigation water can help prevent depositional crusts on soil surfaces which can drastically decrease infiltration rates
Better Moisture Retention- Gypsum helps the soil take in and retain moisture, improving the soil’s water-use efficiency. Water use efficiency is critically important for the environment and during droughts.
Fertilization - Gypsum supplies calcium and sulfur, which are bio-available elements vital to proper plant growth and development.
Enhanced Nutrient Absorption - Gypsum is essential to the biochemical mechanisms by which many nutrients are absorbed
Soil Optimization – Gypsum optimizes the calcium to magnesium ratio in soils.
Environmentally Safe – ICE-95 is inert and non-toxic. It is mined from the same gypsum deposit as all Empire Mining Gypsum Products and is certified organic.
Save - Use solution grade gypsum at much lower rates and quantities than spreadable gypsum products