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Gypsum as an Agricultural Amendment

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Gypsum as an Agricultural Amendment

Gypsum - a Useful Agricultural Mineral: Gypsum, often called Plaster of Paris, is a naturally occurring mineral comprised of calcium ions (Ca 2+), sulfate ions (SO4 2-), and water molecules (H2O). Gypsum deposits form over time as calcium sulfate salts settle in seawater. Gypsum is very soft, and is used to define 2 on the MOS hardness scale. Deposits occur naturally all over the world, with the US being the largest producer of naturally mined gypsum. Gypsum can also be obtained as the byproduct of industrial processes. The two most common sources of man made gypsum comes from sulfur capture...

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Owning a lawn through the winter | How to maximize work in the fall for results in the spring | RMBA

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Owning a lawn through the winter | How to maximize work in the fall for results in the spring | RMBA

In the late winter, or early spring, turf grasses in cool and cold climates begin to add new growth, both in the root zone, and the leaves. This consumes the available sugars, leading to a need for spring inputs. A proper slow release fertilizer or a biotic that nurtures the food web is essential to support grasses during this period of early growth. A novel approach to support both the grasses and the soil food web is an early foliar application of a product that can get sugars to the plant at this crucial time. Quantum Growth Organic Light is a biological inoculant that contains 'R. palustris', a bacteria capable of producing valuable sugars through photosynthesis. Early application of this product may support healthy growth, and a decreased need for early season feeding. This applications should take place in the late winter where snow cover is not persistent. If the lawn is in a climate where snow cover persists into the spring, an application of Quantum Growth Organic Light as soon as the snow melts could provide the same benefit.

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How To Blow Out A Sprinkler System | RMBA

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How To Blow Out A Sprinkler System | RMBA

Any lawn sprinkler system should be blown out before the first freeze. You can hire a professional or do it yourself. Learn how to do it yourself in four simple steps in our blog article courtesy of Sarah from YourGreenPal.com.

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