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SoFla Tideroller
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A question about lime for food plots

Is lime something you need to apply every year? Heading up to my property tomorrow and am wondering. I know you need to apply it months in advance, so this will be the weekend I will do it.






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W
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Lyme.

Ain't nobody got time for wasting limes.
Too much scurvy to go around.


ZacAttack
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Did you get your soil analyzed?


Geauxtiga
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Soil test will tell you.

Louisiana soil is pretty deficient when it comes to lime. I can't remember if if raises or lowers ph so fertilizer works better. Maybe one of the farmers can help me out here.

I do know that where we put lime ahead of crawfish, we caught bigger crawfish. Guess it has to do with shell/calcium.


Nodust
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Lyme disease?

Calcium carbonate is what your after. Unless you need magnesium. Then use dolominic lime.

Soil test to see if needed.


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SoFla Tideroller
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Gonna take a soil sample to the co-op this weekend. And take a ph tester. Just more a general question of what I can expect.


Nodust
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Lime raises pH. Most minerals are more easily absorbed at pH of 6.5.

Use gypsum if soils are high in sodium buy pH is ok. Gypsum is always good to add.


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Nodust
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I you have pine trees growing where you are planting. My bet is lime will help.


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W
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tigerfoot
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re: A question about lime for food plots
I thought this thread was about citrus.

But lime? You got a dead body to do something with?

Seriously, you probably need a bit, but I would take a soil sample in just to make sure that it is needed for your purposes.

edited to fix my incorrect use of the word lyme.
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Nodust
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Lyme is the disease of ticks. Ag lime is calcium carbonate or there are other forms. Used to adjust the pH. Not a mineral.


W
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Thanks No,

I was confused.


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wickowick
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I like them for margaritas...

FYI, if an admin sees this thread they will anchor it for a one word title. Thread titles should explain the topic of the thread...


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tigerfoot
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re: A question about lime for food plots
dammit man....thank God two of us were wrong. makes it half as bad


Nodust
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Maybe thinking of lye. Which is a strong alkali. Like caustic soda. Which is probably where ag lime got its name. Both high pH.


TheDrunkenTigah
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Dust has this covered, but I'll add that you need to tell the co-op people what you're planting. Different plants like different soil pH, so do a little googling or get their feedback before slinging anything.


FelicianaTigerfan
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Once you find out what the acidic level is in your dirt be ready because it takes a lot per acre to make a difference and about a year for results.


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15sammy34
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re: A question about lime for food plots
No way to know without getting your soil tested first.


Bill Parker?
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re: A question about lime for food plots
If your soil needs it, you will need lots of it. Skip the bags and get a buggy or a truck to cover the fields.

I put it in my garden every year (pine trees).


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SoFla Tideroller
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re: A question about lime for food plots
Thanks for the help


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