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Old 06-12-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Anybody ever have their place limed?

You do aglime or pellets?
If ag did you get that Oklahoma stuff or the good texas stuff?

What did they charge for the lime?
How much to spread it?

If you only had to do 2 to 5 acre mini plots how'd you do it?


And ultimately...
Did it work???
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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They only use Texas ag lime in East Texas they usually have a speader you can use. I forget the price per ton. You can pull it around with your truck. And of course it works that's why all the hay pastures around here use it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #3
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It takes lime a long timer to enter in the soil and change to PH.

I would do a soil test to see what is needed instead of guessing.

I've had to lime 3 limes to get the PH in the range I wanted.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:35 PM   #4
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You should have the soil tested first. You might not need it
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:37 PM   #5
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Like someone told me the other day Google is your friend
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:43 PM   #6
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I had it done about fours ago. I think I paid around $350 for five tons. The company delivered it and spread it for that price. But first do the soil test like others have recommended.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:48 PM   #7
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Like someone told me the other day Google is your friend
Soul has been tested and I used Google before I came here

But since pretty much nobody is doing lime east of Tyler it's kinda hard.

Even called the East Texas co-op and they were of little help.
Only two outfits carry it
Georgetown or up in Oklahoma
That Georgetown stuff is more expensive but I've heard it's twice the quality

And I only need 20 acre hay field spread so folks aren't really wanting to get out of bed for that.

I'd hate having to buy pallets from tractor supply and getting all dusty

$30 a ton delivered from Oklahoma
$60 a ton to spread it
So $90 total
Minimum 25 tons
Georgetown is $60 a ton for their lime delivered or $5 if I pick it up myself

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:49 PM   #8
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I had it done about fours ago. I think I paid around $350 for five tons. The company delivered it and spread it for that price. But first do the soil test like others have recommended.
Where are you located?
I haven't found anybody that will do less than a load (25 tons)


And why are they doing lime now?
Few places I called said they only spread fertilizer now and won't do lime until August/Sept
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:51 PM   #9
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It takes lime a long timer to enter in the soil and change to PH.

I would do a soil test to see what is needed instead of guessing.

I've had to lime 3 limes to get the PH in the range I wanted.
This is part of a ten year project and I don't expect to see results until year three
I'm going really heavy on the first two limings
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:56 PM   #10
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You should have the soil tested first. You might not need it
I talked to my local fertilizer guy recently and he suggested another soil test.
He offers a complete detailed analysis for $5 and it takes less than a week.
I have had him lime it twice before with a big truck that spun it off the back.
I did it twice with a seeder spreader and that sux.

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:00 PM   #11
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Call Lhoist in Nolanville. I’ve hauled it all over the state for them. Most feed stores in east Tx keep it on hand or will have it hauled in if they don’t.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:00 PM   #12
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Yeah we use Groveton feed he is a great guy to deal with.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:07 PM   #13
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Yeah we use Groveton feed he is a great guy to deal with.
Small world
I stopped in there back in March and bought some watermelon and pumpkin seeds from there
I was just passing through
Really really small world
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:08 PM   #14
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Where are you located?
I haven't found anybody that will do less than a load (25 tons)


And why are they doing lime now?
Few places I called said they only spread fertilizer now and won't do lime until August/Sept

My lease is in Jasper. I will get you the guys phone number tomorrow.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:13 PM   #15
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It really is.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:26 AM   #16
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My lease is in Jasper. I will get you the guys phone number tomorrow.

Any luck???
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:24 AM   #17
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A&M farm supply has it and will spread it
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:59 AM   #18
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Look up grasshopper fertilizer, they have liquid lime that will save you money and will do the same job. Plus you can put it out with fertilizer and weed killer all in one application.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:52 PM   #19
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Who in Georgetown does liming??
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:03 PM   #20
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Who in Georgetown does liming??
Texas Crushed Stone mines and sells it, donít think they spread it
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:54 PM   #21
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Texas Crushed Stone mines and sells it, donít think they spread it
What he said
But they did say $1.20 per ton for the spreader
Can't recall if that was to rent the spreader and do it yourself or have them do it
I only know they gave me a price for "spreader"

They have regular aglime and "super fine" that's about $1.50 more per ton
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:01 PM   #22
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We test and lime & fertilize annually. Use pelletized lime. Been doing it for over 25 years.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:07 PM   #23
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sorry for the delay. Man name is Glen White
409-383-9984
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:01 PM   #24
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A&M farm supply has it and will spread it
$65 a ton by 2 ton loads and they give it to you in a buggy/spreader
So $130 for every 2 ton load
You just keep returinging for another 2 ton load when you get done with each run.
This is self service

They also have a guy that does it for them for $80 a ton spreaded and it is a 8 ton minimum

This is all CCE 95% lime

They also have 40 lbs bags of lime pellets for like $7
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:02 PM   #25
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sorry for the delay. Man name is Glen White
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Thank you kindly, sir.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:41 AM   #26
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Found my soil sample results I had a&m do back in 2014
Ph was 6.7 then so I'm not going to bother with liming


pH: 6.7
Conductivity: 100
N: 12
P: 15
K: 32
Ca: 972
Magnesium: 50
Sulfur: 10
Sodium: Zero
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