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Since 1987, Calcium Products, Inc. has been using pure-mined minerals to help growers achieve highly effective, natural soil enhancement. Calcium Products’ source mine, in operation since 1880, is in the heart of one of the world's purest limestone and gypsum deposits. We currently make over 100 products and employ close to 70 people, operating plants 24 hours a day/6 days a week. Our products have been sold in every state in the nation and in several foreign countries.

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Turf Products

Gorgeous turf begins with healthy, fertile soil, and Calcium Products knows soil. We’ve got over 25 years experience helping the agriculture community understand natural soil fertility, and since 2009, we’ve shared our soil science expertise with the turf industry as well. Remove salt left behind by effluent water, improve soil structure, create better waterways and break up compaction quickly with our SO4, containing the purest gypsum available on the market. Check out SO4, as well as our other great products below and see what Calcium Products can do for you.


Paul Cushing, Territory Sales Manager | Turf and Agriculture, Western U.S.

Paul came on board at Calcium Products in 2016 after an extensive 27-year career in turf management. In addition to his responsibilities for Calcium Products sales in the professional turf industry, Paul is an independent agronomic consultant for golf courses and sports turf. Most recently, Paul worked for more than five years as the Assistant Deputy Director of Golf Course Operations for the City of San Diego managing a 98-person staff and five golf courses, including Torrey Pines, the annual home of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open. Paul spent two years away from the golf course as the Regional Operations Manager for ValleyCrest Companies, overseeing the maintenance of more than 100 commercial landscape accounts, including Disneyland Park and Resort, Angel Stadium and the Richard Nixon Library. Paul spent the first half of his career as a Director of Golf Course Construction and Maintenance Operations at several California and Nevada golf courses, four of which are ranked in the top-100 courses in America. He has a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and is proficient in Spanish as a second language. Paul lives in San Diego, California.


Three Tips to Spot Sulfur Deficiency in Corn

Sulfur Deficiency

Now is the time to start scouting for sulfur deficiency in corn plants. As you’re out and about this spring, keep these three tips in mind to successfully identify sulfur deficiency.

  1. Check young corn plants. Sulfur deficiency is most obvious early in the growing season, when the plant is most vulnerable to nutrient shortages.
  2. Look at leaf color. From afar, plants with a pale green appearance should be inspected closer for nutrient deficiency symptoms. Both sulfur and nitrogen deficiency are marked by yellow striping between the veins of the leaf (interveinal chlorosis), which can cause confusion when diagnosing sulfur vs. nitrogen deficiency. The image above shows sulfur deficiency.
  3. Inspect plants’ youngest leaves. Sulfur deficiency shows up in the youngest leaves of the corn plant first, while nitrogen deficiency appears in the older leaves first. The difference is related to how each nutrient is mobilized in the plant.

The good news is that sulfur deficiency can be quickly corrected with a broadcast application of SuperCal SO4. An application rate of 100-150 lbs/acre will result in plant green-up in as little as seven days.

Keep in mind, corn needs sulfur throughout the growing season, so make sure you are supplying a source that offers flexible application timing and a release pattern that is compatible with plant requirements. For more details, click or tap to watch the video below comparing SuperCal SO4 and AMS.

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