The effect of agricultural gypsum on the quality of fruits and plants
The application of plaster increases the quality of fruits and prevents some of the plant diseases.
We see lack of Calcium in most of the growing fruits. For harvesting fruits with appropriate quality, enough Calcium is necessary. Therefore, enough Calcium must be always available for the plant’s roots. The Calcium in agriculture plaster prevents the Blossom End Rot disease in watermelon and tomato and also curbs the Bitter pit disease in tree apple.
Using plaster, adjusts the absorption of food elements by the plant. The Calcium which is freed by the dissolution of plaster in soil, is one of the main components of biochemical mechanisms and plays a role in the absorption of most of the plant’s food elements by its roots. By not having enough Calcium in the plant’s roots, it will have problems with the absorption of nutrients which are needed for the plant’s growth. Also, Calcium acts as a balancer for the low-used elements like Iron, Zinc, Manganese and Copper in the plant. Calcium balances the elements which are absorbed by the plant but are not necessary as well and prevents the plant to absorb them more than enough.