CFAES Give Today

School of Environment and Natural Resources


What is Gypsum and How Does it Improve Soil?

SENR Professor  Warren Dick is studying the use of fluidized gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum on crop fields. He said the material can keep soluble phosphorus, the main nutrient feeding the algae, from being washed from the soil by heavy rains, then running off into streams and rivers and eventually into the lake.