Why do you recommend gypsum for soil fertility correction? Is there an alternative if I can’t get gypsum?
Gypsum is calcium sulphate, and is a powder that is natural product that is mined in Kenya. It is a valuable source of both calcium and sulphur which are both essential plant nutrients. Calcium is especially important for high quality fruit and vegetables. Used before your crop is will also help to loosen your soil, as the calcium acts like a soil conditioner. This means the water will move more easily into the soil and roots will develop faster. Gypsum is an excellent input for building soil health and improving crop nutrition. Unfortuneatly, there is no easy alternative.