GYPSUM (Calcium Sulfate)

Gypsum is a soluble natural mineral that

For over 250 years, Gypsum has been one of the most common fertilizers for the agricultural industry, improving chemical and physical properties of soil thereby reducing runoff and increasing of effective water management. Gypsum is most commonly used in the treatment and remediation in clay laden and sodic soils, swapping sodium for calcium, thus increasing soil quality and tilth. This also helps combat runoff of water and nutrients which are critical for optimized cost and growth.

Gypsum is also used extensively in cement manufacturing, industrial applications,  and home and building construction.

Gypsum, also known as calcium sulfate hydrate, is a naturally occurring mineral used in the production of wall board, cement, and sidewalk chalk. It is also a well known organic soil conditioner, source of Calcium and Sulphur, root growth stimulator, as well as helps retain phosphorus run-off.

Another emerging industry is the use of Gypsum in Lithium extraction for rechargeable batteries for cars, phones, laptops, and consumer electronics.

Gypsum - Raw Ore - Protech Minerals, LLC
Gypsum - Raw Ore - Protech Minerals, LLC

Soil Tilth

Higher yields through soil conditioning, improvement of the flocculation, through increased soil tilth, the air to soil ratio that allows oxygen and nitrogen laden air down to the roots.

Phosphorus Retention

Retains nutrients longer such as essential phosphorus, reducing leeching and run-off, allowing for greater soil diversity and increased production.

Reduces Toxicity

Diminishes aluminum toxicity in soil which can be a result of increased acidity for root growth.

Source of Calcium

Produces significant turf root improvement resulting in dense and deeper feeder root system from the presence of calcium.


Most crops have greater yield when the soil is neutral to slightly acidic. Sulphur is a natural, and organic way to reduce pH to the desired and necessary levels for optimum growth.

Reduces Runoff

Gypsum aids in reducing water runoff by increasing the conductivity of the soil thus keeping the soil structure more stabilized and intact.