Difference Between Gypsum and Lime - Knowledgebase Question

Ironwood, MI
Question by tdoman9
April 18, 2000
What is the difference between gypsum and lime?


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Answer from NGA
April 18, 2000

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Gypsum is calcium sulfate, and lime is calcium carbonate. Adding lime increases the pH of the soil. Gypsum is often used as a source of calcium on soils that wouldn't benefit from increasing the pH.

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