Agricultural Lime

Agricultural Lime

Agricultural Lime

Prime Source for Beneficial Soil Amendment

As fertilizer, seed and other costs associated with planting increase, it is important that you – the farmer – get the most out of your crops. From corn to soybeans to wheat or alfalfa, it only makes sense to get the highest yield by having the correct soil. Testing your soils regularly and applying the proper amount of agricultural lime to your fields will help guarantee a successful crop.

Producers of High Calcium Pulverized and Ground Agricultural Lime

We supply lime to you in 50 lb. bags or via bulk load out. We are centrally located, just minutes from I-75 and I-70. Melvin Stone and Piqua Materials load dump trucks, dump trailers and even specialty ag lime spreaders.

  • Piqua Materials Chemical Analysis: Calcium 34.20% Magnesium 2.37% Iron Oxide .58% Silicon Dioxide 2.74% Effective Neutralizing Power (ENP) 79.4% Total Neutralizing Power (TNP) 97.1%
  • Melvin Stone Chemical Analysis: Calcium 21% Magnesium 12% Effective Neutralizing Power (ENP) 78.25% Total Neutralizing Power (TNP) 105.1%

Facts

Our lime is 100% natural and not a byproduct. Using ag lime appropriately is one of the most important running efforts in successful production. Excess soil acidity is a primary constraint to high, profitable yields and long-term soil productivity. Ag lime improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. It also improves symbiotic nitrogen fixation for legumes, influences the availability of plant nutrients and reduces mineral element toxicities.

Don’t put off, put on. Remember, half limed is half acid.

Geographic Area We Service

        • Chillicothe
        • Cincinnati
        • Columbus
        • Dayton
        • Greensburg
        • Indianapolis
        • Lima
        • Louisville
        • Muncie
        • Richmond
        • Toledo

To learn more about aglime contact a Piqua Materials team member or Melvin Stone team member.

  Ag Lime Calculator  
 

The Lime Calculator allows users to calculate a recommended liming rate (t/ha) based on the cropping (enterprise type), measured soil pH, soil type and liming material to be applied.

The system uses ALA recommendations and was developed in partnership with The University of Hertfordshire; Agriculture and the Environment Research Unit (AERU).


Step 1 Select enterprise type here   Arable

  Grass
Step 2 Select measured soil pH here
Step 3 Select soil type here
The liming application required
Calcium carbonate (ground limestone) required to achieve target pH in tonnes per hectare
Calcium carbonate in this calculator is based on a ground limestone with an NV of 54 and 40% passing through a 150 micron mesh, this is in accordance with the Fertiliser Regulations 1991
t/ha ground limestone
Step 4
The liming rate here is for ground limestone, if you are using a different liming material select it from the materials list to get a more specific lime application based on the estimated NV of your material
t/ha selected material
Note: These are ALA recommendations