Gypsum on high Mag clay?

Bald n Grumpy

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Livestock Farmer
Put liquid gypsum in with whatever your putting on with the sprayer and it will help
Better job IMO than big spreaders putting powder on, and no spreading cost if you put it in the tank at the same time
 

nonemouse

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Location
North yorks
Depends what you have available, liquid gypsum looks Expensive for the amount of product applied, I’ve had reasonable results with solid gypsum but spread it myself with muckspreaders and I have been able to get gypsum for the cost of local haulage.
 

ih1455xl

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Mixed Farmer
Location
northampton
Stick plenty on should still be able to get it tipped for free
 

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Bald n Grumpy

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Livestock Farmer
Depends what you have available, liquid gypsum looks Expensive for the amount of product applied, I’ve had reasonable results with solid gypsum but spread it myself with muckspreaders and I have been able to get gypsum for the cost of local haulage.
Last August we paid £46 per 20 litre drum and used 14 litres per hectare on grass field before ploughing , done at the same time as burning of so no extra cost, think it was available in ibc's at about half the price per litre if you needed that much.
Well worth the investment
 

nonemouse

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Location
North yorks
Last August we paid £46 per 20 litre drum and used 14 litres per hectare on grass field before ploughing , done at the same time as burning of so no extra cost, think it was available in ibc's at about half the price per litre if you needed that much.
Well worth the investment
So for less than what you pay for a 20 ltr drum I can fill my 10 ton spreader, I know which will have more long term effect on the soil
 

Bald n Grumpy

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Livestock Farmer
So for less than what you pay for a 20 ltr drum I can fill my 10 ton spreader, I know which will have more long term effect on the soil
I don't have a 10 ton spreader and would be relying on contractor to spread so the liquid suits us better,but applying gypsum in any form is well worth it
How does it fare if it's rained on when it's heaped waiting to be spread?
 

nonemouse

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Location
North yorks
I don't have a 10 ton spreader and would be relying on contractor to spread so the liquid suits us better,but applying gypsum in any form is well worth it
How does it fare if it's rained on when it's heaped waiting to be spread?
It forms a crust, couple of inches thick, still dry and dusty under the crust, crust breaks as it goes through the spreader.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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