PRO CAL 40 is calcium sulfate di-hydrate (gypsum) that is produced as a result of the production of lactic acid from the sugars of corn through a fermentation process. We market this product mostly within 250 miles of the production facility. Annual production continues to increase and most of this product is soil applied. Uses include reclamation of sodium affected soils, improvement of gumbo or heavy clay soils, a means to improve infiltration and reduce sealing of soil surfaces plus an economical source of calcium and sulfur. Yield benefits have been realized in alfalfa, corn, soybeans, wheat and potatoes. Other uses include as a drying agent during the composting of manure, synergistic benefits with manure applications and decreasing phosphorus runoff from fields where high levels of phosphorus occur.
Nutra Bio is the other product that Soil Solutions markets from Purac/Corbion. It also has soil amendment qualities improving soil structure and providing some liming benefits. It has value as a source of nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, calcium and some micronutrients.
While we prefer to market through retail dealers, Soil Solutions also has the ability to provide trucking of the product to the field as well as provide application of the material to your customers’ fields.