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#352407 - 08/19/07 03:35 PM Re: Lime, can it be "watered" in. [Re: 1Roscoe]
plinker22
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Good thread guys. Lots of useful information!
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#356311 - 08/21/07 11:28 AM Re: Lime, can it be "watered" in. [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
I have 8 acres of food plots that have never had the soil turned.

What's the main advantage of tilling the soil in the first place?

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#356401 - 08/21/07 12:34 PM Re: Lime, can it be "watered" in. [Re: grundsow]
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 Originally Posted By: grundsow
 Originally Posted By: BSK
I have 8 acres of food plots that have never had the soil turned.

What's the main advantage of tilling the soil in the first place?


To increase soil moisture retention, break up the ground to allow easier root penetration to depth, and to incorporate lime/fertilizer into the root zone of the plants.
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#356732 - 08/21/07 02:33 PM Re: Lime, can it be "watered" in. [Re: BSK]
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Just a note on that pHFertilizer. I got a few PMs asking about it and I dug a little deeper. This is probably going to be the last year I'll use it. The cost keeps going up. When I first used it the price was right around $8 a bag. We're approaching $14 now. Even for maintaining a small plot it's going to be cheaper to mix your own.

Pelletized lime and bagged fertilizer will take the place of pHFertilizer soon.

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