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Old 02-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Fork Horn
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I'm going to till up 2 tons of ag lime for a food plot. How long does it usually take to change PH level? Can I plant right after I finish tilling?
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:00 PM
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How many acres for the 2 ton ? It will take 4-6 months to get the full benefit. What is your Ph now ?If ITS 6 OR UNDER I WOULD PUT 2 TON PER ACRE. And yes you can plant just after with no problem.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:47 AM
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You can plant immediately after cutting in the lime, but pH will not change much until after 3-4 months, assuming you get a fair amount of rain. Moisture helps the ag lime to react.
As already alluded to optimum use of your lime $$$ requires a pH test. Then pH correct accordingly.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:52 PM
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most soils that have been left barren or had trees cut off will need a min. of 2 ton per acre and to raise the ph 1 point will take 3 to 6 months, athletic field lime will work very quickly but costs more
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:22 PM
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Size of the lime particles makes a difference in reaction time. Smaller is better.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:19 PM
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I was told I need 2 ton of lime per acre. How much is 2 ton of lime going for nowadays on average?
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