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#3154127 - 02/06/13 05:34 PM To much Lime?
Hollar Hunter
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I'm opening up some new plots for corn or clover and want to get the lime down on them to start soaking in this weekend especially for the corn. I was going to just get a hopper full from the co-op and put that down as I know it's going to need a good amount. My question is can I over lime as in hurt the plots im going to put in?. I would do a soil sample later to get anymore lime I needed and the fertilizer ill need.

Edited by Hollar Hunter (02/06/13 05:37 PM)
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#3154140 - 02/06/13 05:44 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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the farmers in my area have told me that if you just do not go crazy that you can not put to much down, my farm was limed last year, 2 tons per acre
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#3154148 - 02/06/13 05:57 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: Chaneylake]
bbuck14
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2 tons per acre will be fine. Buy it in bulk and have it spread if possible. Its a whole lot cheaper then buying it by the bag.
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#3154164 - 02/06/13 06:17 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: bbuck14]
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What ive always heard was if you need more than 2 tons per acre, to use a split application of half in the spring and half in the fall.

Thats a bunch of lime though!
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#3154675 - 02/07/13 07:41 AM Re: To much Lime? [Re: jmb4wd]
Rick Dillard
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It has been my experience that you cannot put too much agricultural lime down. Adding more lime than the recommended rate means that it will last longer than the anticipated time. Example: Results from soil test suggest 2 tons of lime per acre and that it will last about 2 years before more lime is needed. If you add 4 tons of lime per acre, it should last about 4 years.

Cost (available funds) is usually the determining factor in how much lime is put out per application. If a person had enough money, it would be easier to spread enough lime at one time to last 10 or 15 years rather than having to spread it every 2 or 3 years.


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#3155176 - 02/07/13 03:34 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: Rick Dillard]
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I bet you would have to work hard to overlime much of Tn.
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#3155202 - 02/07/13 03:47 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I bet you would have to work hard to overlime much of Tn.


the creek and river bottom farm land in west tn requires very little lime, the farm at my house will be limed about every 5-6 years and we pull soil samples every year
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#3155212 - 02/07/13 03:51 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I bet you would have to work hard to overlime much of Tn.


the creek and river bottom farm land in west tn requires very little lime, the farm at my house will be limed about every 5-6 years and we pull soil samples every year
Yeah,river bottoms would be the exception
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#3156699 - 02/08/13 07:31 PM Re: To much Lime? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hollar Hunter
I'm opening up some new plots for corn or clover and want to get the lime down on them to start soaking in this weekend especially for the corn. I was going to just get a hopper full from the co-op and put that down as I know it's going to need a good amount. My question is can I over lime as in hurt the plots im going to put in?. I would do a soil sample later to get anymore lime I needed and the fertilizer ill need.


I hardly see how anything in Tennessee could be over limed.......but a soil test thru your co-op would be the best indicator.......otherwise i would lime anyway if you dont want to go that route.
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