Why Apply Lime, Gypsum?
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Nov 16, 2015 07:36 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Jeff Littrell freely admits he does things a little differently. For one, the Rochester, Minnesota, farmer grows some organic production as well as conventional commercial crops.

He's also solved the dilemma of whether to apply lime or gypsum to his fields by saying "yes" to both.

"They work very well together," Littrell told DTN.

Warren Dick, Ohio State University soil scientist, said there has long been some confusion among farmers about when to use limestone on their fields and which conditions are best corrected by gypsum.

"Lime is a mainly a pH adjustment; gypsum, on the other ...

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