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Friday, January 8, 2016

When to Apply Lime

Maintaining soil pH and calcium at ideal levels is necessary to maximize crop yields and fertilizer efficiency. Sometimes there are questions as to when to apply lime.  The answer is, "any time the lime is needed and soil moisture is favorable."  While lime application can be critical to top yields, we shouldn't apply lime based on guesswork.  Not all fields react to acidfying materials such as nitrogen the same way. Also, not all parts of a field need the same amount of lime.  Variable rate lime can help to avoid under and over application of lime.  Both situations can affect yield.

No-Till Farmer has 3 Tips for When to Apply Lime.

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