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What is gypsum?
Agricultural Gypsum is a light powder applied to soil as a soil correction product. It contains both Sulphur and Calcium. It is used to loosen or breack up compact soils like clay soils.It helps
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
Where can I find suppliers of lime & gypsum?
For lime suppliers in Kenya check http://shambaza.com/lime For gypsum suppliers in Kenya check http://www.shambaza.com/listing/lime-products
Why do you recommend gypsum when I have high sodium in my soils?
Gypsum (CaSO4) is considered both a soil amendment and a source of plant nutrients. When soils have been exposed to too much sodium (usually from irrigation water containing high sodium ), two
When is the right time to apply gypsum and how is it applied?
Gypsum Gypsum should be applied before planting and worked into the soil. It is a powder and can be applied using a lime or fertilizer spreader or applied by hand for small farms.
Which type of soil analysis should I do?
We have 2 main types of soil analysis for growers 1) Complete soil analysis - for open field crops and pre-planting base dressing and topdressing recommendations . This is a detailed method using
My soil pH is fine but you are still recommending lime! Why?
This is a very common question! Optimum soil pH does not always mean the soil is well balanced. For example, if magnesium is in excess, and calcium is low, then you could still have “optimum pH” even
Which type of soil analysis should I do as a grower?
We have 2 main types of soil analysis for growers 1) Complete soil analysis - For open field crops and pre-planting base dressing and topdressing recommendations . This is a detailed method using
How to take a water sample- Irrigation Water Analysis
Irrigation Water Analysis Introduction High Sodium, excess salinity and high bicarbonates are all big problems when irrigating crops. Knowing the chemistry of your water will help you better manage
How do I improve soil health on my farm?
You can build soil health on your farm by a adopting a biological farming system. Introduction “Biological farming” is an integration of soil nutrient balancing, correct crop nutrition and a strong
Interpreting your soil test results
Introduction Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services (Cropnuts) perform three main soil tests Basic Soil Analysis Complete Soil Analysis 1:2 volume extract Analysis We highly recommend that at the
How do I interpret my irrigation water report?
Many natural waters contain impurities that make them directly harmful to crops. This is particularly true for borehole water or well water in East Africa, especially where these waters are in heavy b