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Old 07-10-2018, 10:11 AM   #1
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My soil has about a 5.0 pH level. How much lime per acre is needed to raise ph to at least a 6.5? Also, pelletized or powder? I know pellets are more expensive, and we hage a logging road now throughout the property so we can get a big truck in to drop powder. Thanks in advance
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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Powder is the way to go. It's cheaper and works faster. I'm not sure on how much it would take to reach the level you want.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:18 AM   #3
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Powder is the way to go. It's cheaper and works faster. I'm not sure on how much it would take to reach the level you want.
Thanks for the fast response. Wasn’t able to do that in the past but with this logging road we can get to where we need to be.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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For that kind of change you will need at least two tons/acre. The soil tests I have had done don't show a pH quite that low and I am always told 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 tons/acre.
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Get a soil test, then you will know.
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Go with liquid lime.......check out what grasshopper fertilizer has, really good stuff.........
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:26 PM   #7
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4 tons/acre I believe is what we put a couple years back on a hay field that was a little worse off than that.


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Old 07-16-2018, 09:29 PM   #8
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Order a soil test kit, and it will tell you exactly how much to add. Whitetail Institute advises to reduce by 15% for pelletized application vs. powder.

WTI will send you a detailed 2 page analysis and soil treatment regiment. $14. You can probably get it cheaper, but this supports a good organization.
https://www.whitetailinstitute.com/soil-test-kit-1/

Powder works quicker, but is messy. Granular is effortless, but takes longer to fully activate.

I called feed stores and coops. A buddy told me that TSC had it the cheapest...
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...e?cm_vc=-10005

Good luck!

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