Verdegaal Brothers Inc.

SOLUTION GRADE GYPSUM

Agricultural Data Sheets:
Ben Franklin®
Western Minerals

Our supplier of Gypsums are Diamond K, United States Gypsum Company, and Western Mining and Minerals.

The same gypsum is also ground to a much finer grind and marketed in 50 pound bags and 2,400 pound tote bags, which are handled with fork lifts. This grind of gypsum is so fine that when dissolved in irrigation water, the gypsum can be applied through drip irrigation systems. 95 percent of the gypsum will pass through a 325 mesh screen. Growers are installing silos to receive bulk loads of gypsum in pneumatic trucks. Specifications on gypsum are as follows:

BEN FRANKLIN®
PLASTER CITY, CALIFORNIA PLANT
SIGUARD, UTAH

Chemical Analysis

Typical (%)

Min. Guarantee (%)

CaSO4*2H2O

95.0

92.0

Calcium (Ca)

22.1

21.4

Sulfur (S)

17.6

17.1

Typical Screen Analysis

  • 100 mesh screen: 100%
  • 200 mesh screen: 99.4%
  • 325 mesh screen: 95.1%

Features

  • Extremely fine grind
  • High purity, natural mineral
  • Dissolves quickly for fast results
  • Improves water penetration and retention
  • Designed for use in sprinkler, drip, flood, furrow or pivot irrigation systems
  • Can be used with all gypsum solution machines
  • Improves soil tilth, neutralizes sodic soils
  • Increases the availability of nutrients in the soil
  • Increases yields from problem soils
  • Supplies sulfate sulfur without affecting soil PH

Related Links:

US Gypsum
Western Mining & Mineral
Bio Gyp
Diamond K Gypsum