Gypsum amends poor soil and if applied properly it does not affect the pH. It is not harmful to humans or animals. Gypsum does help pomegranate trees to root properly and absorb the desired nourishment from the soil. And because gypsum is neutral and will not change the soil pH, you can use it in places where plants are rapidly growing. Gypsum should be applied per directions.
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