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Agricultural Lime

Agricultural lime (also called aglime) is the very fine material produced from the processing of natural limestone.  It is the most common of agricultural aggregates for its effectiveness in lowering soil pH, a natural way to adjust the chemistry for optimal yields.  By naturally adjusting the pH (acidity/basicity) and allowing moisture to permeate through the soil structure, Milestone’s aglime can help return your soil to the rich producing soil you are looking for.

Agricultural Lime is the cornerstone of a good soil fertility program.  Together aglime and fertilizer work to build soil productivity – your profits increase because you get higher yields of better quality crops.

Today’s agriculture is all about sustainability. By building and maintaining long-term soil productivity, modern agriculture becomes sustainable. Benefits of sustained high soil productivity include environmental protection, efficient use of crop inputs and greater farm profits.

Proper use of aglime protects the environment, increases efficiency of fertilizer nutrients, improves the effectiveness of some herbicides and enhances crop profit potential.

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Aglime Benefits Soils

  • Increases yield.
  • Reduces soil acidity.
  • Creates favorable environment for microorganisms to efficiently break down organic residue.
  • Increases nitrogen fixation by bacteria.
  • Improves the availability of certain essential plant nutrients.
  • Reduces manganese and aluminum toxicity.
  • Improves the performance of triazine herbicides.
  • Adds calcium and magnesium, two essential plant nutrients.

 

Determine Aglime Quality

The quality of aglime is determined by how fine the aglime ground is and its chemical composition.  The higher the quality of aglime, the more efficient it will be in nuetralizing soil acidity.

 

When and How to Apply Aglime

Apply aglime anytime you are able to get equipment on the field without damaging your soils or crops.  Spread aglime for the crop in the rotation that is most sensitive to acid,  applying the aglime at least 6 months to 1 year before the legume seeding.

Thoroughly mix the aglime throughout the plow layer.  The easiest way to do this is to use a digger or cultivator first, and then plow under the aglime.

If you have to apply aglime in the fall or spring of a seeding year, make sure to spread it before plowing.  Then, to assure a good job of mixing the aglime, the fields should be dug twice with a field cultivator, and plowed and dismed before seeding the grain and legume crop.

 

For more information on Aglime view the following documents:

Aglime – Key to increased yield and profits

When and How to Apply Aglime

Choosing Between Liming Materials