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Old 03-01-2017, 08:35 PM   #1
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I am planning on a food plot this year and was curious of the involved cost. Can you tell me the approximate cost of a ton of lime and also the price on a ton of fertilizer?
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:40 PM   #2
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Go to the local feed store and buy it and use their buggy to despense. I think last fall we put out 2500lbs of fertilizer and it was around $400-500. No pissanting 50lb bags either
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:46 PM   #3
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Ok, Thanks, just trying to get a idea of the cost. I will definitely get the pull behind instead of tossing bags.
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Ok, Thanks, just trying to get a idea of the cost. I will definitely get the pull behind instead of tossing bags.
What's the soil pH?
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:09 PM   #5
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I sent the soil test back to whitetail institute today. The farmer said that the soil would need little lime if any because of the neutral ph levels.
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The soil is the very heavy black clay that holds moisture.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:48 PM   #7
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The farmer said that the soil would need little lime if any because of the neutral ph levels.

That's what I would expect in your area, so you shouldn't worry about lime.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:47 PM   #8
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For lime a different type of spreader is used than for fertilizer. I have been thinking of liquid fertilizer this year, anyone use it?
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:54 PM   #9
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I put out around 5 tons of lime about 4 years ago. I think it cost me about $375. The dealer spread it in a truck that had a conveyer belt feeder. It was nice not having to handle all those 50# bags. I hunt in the Jasper area. Check with your commercial fertilizer dealers.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:06 PM   #10
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That's what I would expect in your area, so you shouldn't worry about lime.
I don't expect to need much lime if any at all.

In your experience what did the fertilizer cost per ton?
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