Sartaj Agricultural Gypsum Uses & Benefits:-
Sartaj agricultural Gypsum is one of those rare materials that perform in all categories of soil treatment: An amendment, conditioner & fertilizer. It loosens soil while providing needed calcium and sulphate & penetrates the soil without being incorporated. When dissolved it releases calcium and sulphate. It is 100% more soluble than lime. It increases calcium without effecting pH. Sartaj gypsum is great for no till crops, oilseed, grains, pulses, pastures, fruits & vegetables. If soil does not get gypsum when it needs it, the soil may compact, prevent water and air penetration, lose its leaching ability and become saturated with salt or other excessive elements harmful to plant growth and health. Then the plant suffers from bad soil conditions.Poor soil structure is a major limiting factor in crop yield. The bottom line to the many benefits of gypsum is higher yield at a minimum cost.
Sartaj Gypsum Improves Compacted Soil
Sartaj Gypsum can help break up compacted soil. Soil compaction can be prevented by not plowing or driving machinery on soil when it is too wet. The compaction in many, but not all soils can be decreased with gypsum, especially when combined with deep tillage to break up the compaction. Combination with organic amendments also helps, especially in preventing return of the compactions.
Sartaj Gypsum Decreases Bulk Density of Soil
Sartaj Gypsum-treated soil has a lower bulk density compared with untreated soil. The softer soil is easier to till, and crops like it better.
Sartaj Gypsum Helps Prepare Soil for No-Till Management
A liberal application of Sartaj gypsum is a good procedure for starting a piece of land into no-till soil management or pasture. Improved soil aggregation and permeability will persist for years and surface-applied fertilizers will more easily penetrate as a result of the Sartaj gypsum.
Sartaj Gypsum Prevents Crusting of Soil and Aids Seed Emergence
Sartaj Gypsum can decrease and prevent the crust formation on soil surfaces which result from rain drops or from sprinkler irrigation on unstable soil. Prevention of crust formation means more seed emergence, more rapid seed emergence, and easily a few days sooner to harvest and market. Seed emergence has been increased often by 50 to 100 percent. The prevention of crusting in dispersive soils is a flocculation reaction.
Sartaj Gypsum Decreases Loss of Fertilizer Nitrogen to the Air
Calcium from Sartaj gypsum can help decrease volatilization loss of ammonium nitrogen from applications of ammonia, ammonium nitrate, UAN, urea, ammonium sulfate, or any of the ammonium phosphates. Calcium can decrease the effective pH by precipitating carbonates and also by forming a complex calcium salt with ammonium hydroxide which prevents ammonia loss to the atmosphere. Actually calcium improves the uptake of nitrogen by plant roots especially when the plants are young.
Sartaj Gypsum Helps Plants Absorb Plant Nutrients
Calcium, which is supplied in Sartaj gypsum, is essential to the biochemical mechanisms by which most plant nutrients are absorbed by roots. Without adequate calcium, uptake mechanisms would fail.