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#6215760 - 03/09/16 09:29 AM Lime for food plots
Russ79 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Need some help/advice. I had soil samples tested for some food plots I want to put in while having a sample tested for my pasture. Of course they came back showing a pH in the mid-5's, so lime is needed. I know that it can take up to six months for lime to start having some effect, but now is better than not doing it even if I want to plant in about a month. Some years ago I bought bags of powdered lime and put out by hand on some plots on a different lease- that was messy and time consuming. I now have a tractor, disc, and spreader and would like to do this myself. We only have one place in our area that sells bulk lime and he is real busy putting out fertilizer for customers. So my only other choice at this time is do it myself. So I am looking at pelletized lime because I can put it out with my spreader. I know that the pelletized form will probably take longer to incorporate into the soil than the powdered lime, but other than that is there any problem with using the pelletized lime.

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#6216324 - 03/09/16 02:11 PM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: Russ79]
Rustler Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
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No problems using pelletized at all, just be sure to read the label & put it out at the correct rate.
It is all I've used in years.

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#6216638 - 03/09/16 05:03 PM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: Rustler]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rustler
No problems using pelletized at all, just be sure to read the label & put it out at the correct rate.
It is all I've used in years.


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#6217227 - 03/10/16 01:30 AM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: Russ79]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 565
Tractor supply will have it on sale Saturday, 3 bags for 9.00

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#6217745 - 03/10/16 11:19 AM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: wtjim]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: wtjim
Tractor supply will have it on sale Saturday, 3 bags for 9.00


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#6219362 - 03/11/16 10:27 AM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: Russ79]
Russ79 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 464
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
I wonder if that is limited to three bags only, or if it $9 for every multiple of three. I need about 60 bags.

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#6221007 - 03/12/16 04:01 PM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: Russ79]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 907
Loc: McKinney, TX
It's $3 a bag, no matter the purchase. I just went and got 25 bags (Thanks Jim!)

My question, when is the best time to throw this down for a fall plot? June-ish? Planning on planting in mid September.

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#6221490 - 03/12/16 09:53 PM Re: Lime for food plots [Re: Russ79]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
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Stock up tractor supply usually only has it during spring time. Put it down when you disc. We round up first. Then when we disc we put down lime and fertilizer, spread seed and drag.

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