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Spreading ag lime

Old 05-01-2014, 03:46 AM
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Default Spreading ag lime

Can someone tell me the best way to spread ag lime? It is a powder form of lime and won't work in a broadcast spreader. Will it work in a conventional drop spreader? I heard of guys just spreading it by shovel, but kind of messy. Thanks
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:40 PM
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You may want to consider pelletized lime (pel lime). Pel lime can be spread from a broadcast spreader, usually reacts faster, but it is usually more expensive.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:04 PM
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I have a 6 ft drop spreader just for lime......works fine ......
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:38 AM
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My local farm supply has a 2 ton lime spreader that they let you use free for a day if you buy 2 tons of lime. I go in with a couple other guys or just buy what I have to in order get the spreader. I can pull it with my truck back to the lease, put out the lime and haul the spreader back in half a day. You cant get easier than that. I have used my truck to put out the lime but the tractor works much better.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:34 PM
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Drop spreader works fine. Pelletized lime is many times more expensive. We hire the job done. We usually have to apply 40-50 tons/year. Spreader service does it for cost of the lime + $6.00/acre.
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