Soil pH is the cornerstone of sound, cost-effective agricultural production and is most easily managed with applications of agricultural lime—the most cost-effective soil amendment available. Lime balances pH and allows efficient uptake of essential plant nutrients. However, all agricultural liming materials are not equal, and their quality varies greatly. Watershed Resource Center's lime products are the highest quality. Check out some features that make our products superior.
In addition to Calcium provided by limestone, Dolomitic sources also provide Magnesium which is typically deficient in many agricultural soils in the mid-Atlantic. Our Mg-LIME is a dolomitic base, thereby providing this essential macronutrient.
Fineness of particles
Fineness of particles is a major consideration in selecting an ag-lime, as limestone is just that—stone. Natural weathering is required to decompose the particles thereby increasing soil pH and releasing Calcium and Magnesium. The finer the particle size, the more rapid the release. Our Mg-LIME is among the most finely ground available with over 78% passing through a 100 mesh sieve.
WRC Mg-LIME contains 8–10% organic matter which retains moisture, improves soil texture, and adds beneficial bacteria.
The spread pattern and lack of product bridging is far better than competitive products which eliminates frustration and uneven application.
Our Mg-LIME is cost-effective and economically priced. Our facility is within several miles from the Perdue grainery in Baltimore, allowing cost effective back hauls, further reducing costs and improving efficiency.
- This product is identical to our Mg-LIME with the added benefit of blended Potassium.
- Our unique blend eliminates separation of the components thereby eliminating erratic application.
- Typical application rates while meeting recommendations to amend soil pH apply between 60–80 lbs./acre of available K2O depending on customer's specific needs.
Storage and Handling Practices
AS WITH ALL FERTILIZER PRODUCTS, KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. AVOID INGESTION AND INHALATION. DO NOT STOCKPILE OR LAND APPLY IN A MANNER THAT IS LIKELY TO CAUSE DISCHARGE OF NUTRIENTS TO THE WATERS OF THE STATE. DO NOT STOCKPILE WITHIN 10 FT OF A DITCH OR 100 FT OF A STREAM, WETLAND, DRAINAGE SYSTEM OR SURFACE WATER CONVEYANCE. MUST BE LAND APPLIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN APPROVED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN.