Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by DieselRob, Sep 8, 2013.
I know. All part of your plan to take over the world.
.....one forum at a time.
Rather then buying lime and requiring a contractor to come and spread it. why not get abit of "Calcifert" (granulated lime). You can then spread that with your fertiliser spreader.
That's a good idea , why hasn't anyone else mentioned this lol
Shouldn't "calcifert" and "granulated lime" be in the bad language filter?
What is the price per ton for calcifert? And how much of it would you need in comparison to ground lime?
Read the bottom half, search for calcifert references on here and get a tin hat?
I think you only need to put a teaspoonful on, and it does the same as 2t/ac of that horrible dusty, ground stuff. I'm sure Pete will be along soon to let us know if that's right.
someone just had to mention G-lime
Must be cheap because its sh!t.
I suspect the effect of spreading sh!t would last a bit longer though.
Must resist........................must resist.......................must resist.............................and breath............................
Can't believe you mentioned the C word on here..it's like a witch hunt to anyone who dares to mention an alternative product to the norm..!
I would mention I put that C word stuff on some land which had a PH of 4.9 and now it's above 6 but no one would believe me and I'd have the klu klax klan of lime spreader contractors and all there worshippers after me..!
Must go now I think I hear footsteps..!!
I have always said it has its place and that it will work to an extent. It's just the way it's sold and promoted that I don't agree with.
For balance, I've just dug out some soil test results. I also used Calcifert on a 60ac block of PP last year, where had access issues for a lime spreader. In April, it varied between pH 5.4 & 5.7 I spread 4cwt/ac of Calcifert in July, and it was retested by a different company in October (when it should have had some effect, being so 'quick acting' ). In October one field had gone up to 5.8, whilst the others had all stayed about the same, or dropped (to 5.2). I haven't applied any more, but had slag based fert (Bettergrass Extra)applied in late March. Soil tests were taken a couple of days ago, so it will be interesting to see if that had more effect.
Have a look at:
We worked off that chart and have to say it was cheaper using the C word stuff
Give it a year or two. It may well be cheaper in year one, but give it time.
Several of my customers have tried it. They have all come back except one. He has retired. I now lime his farm for someone else.
Most people in my area but it from a guy called fat tony.
They get cloth sacs from him as well.
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