Like animals’ plants also need all essential nutrients and minerals to grow well. Any deficiency of the mineral lead to wilting of plant and it may die. Therefore, during farming, the farmers have to place a new place in the soil rich with all nutrients. The studies show that these days plants get some health problem due to deficiencies of some nutrients in the soil. Off these Sulphur is important. Therefore, to improve the growth of the plants, the agricultural gypsum has been widely used these days. in the recent studies and research, the scientist proved following benefits associated with the gypsum.
Improve Soil Quality
It is a common observation plant cannot stand in the dispersed soil. It is important to have aggregated soil so that plant can stand in it properly and get the proper flow of water and minerals. Gypsum is rich in calcium and the soluble mineral play a significant role in aggregating the soil particles thus giving it a compact form and make the crust. The aggregates are formed in such a way that it has pores so that water can flow inside the underneath layer without hindrance. In this way, the presence of gypsum provides double benefits that are proper aggregation and overcome the sodium ions that cause dispersion/ due to the presence of such chains, pores are developed to create proper filtration unit.
Prevent Damage from Aluminum
Another incredible benefit associated with this salt is that improvement in soil absorption and it treats the aluminum toxicity. Aluminum mainly causes the acid toxicity; therefore, an appropriate use of this salt prevents against the acidity due to aluminum and help in deep rooting of the plant. Therefore, help the plant to remain in position as well as efficient absorption of the nutrients. When applied on the surface the gypsum is absorbed under the soil and help in the growth of the roots.
Source of Nutrients
Gypsum is rich in calcium and sulfur. The latter is widely important as it helps in enzyme as well as protein formation in the plant. Deficiency of this essential nutrient may cause defects in the plant. Although it is required in less amount the deficiency leads to a severe health problem in plants even sulfur provide favor to vegetables, for example, a unique flavor of onion, garlic and mustard are due to the presence of the sulfur content.
The agricultural scientist is paying attention to the use of the gypsum in order to nourish the plants and keep them healthy.