More Information on Agricultural Lime
A short video produced by the agronomists at the Farm Journal gives an excellent explanation of the different types of Ag lime and the different qualities as well as explaining the importance of the Effective Calcium Carbonate (ECC):
- Lessons on Lime Applications (video)
The Kansas State University Extension Office has shared a very informational article and power point presentation on soil pH and liming and how it can significantly improve crop yields. The generalization of the information makes them very easy to understand.
For more additional information, please read the following articles also from K-State's Agronomy department:
- Economics of Liming Kansas Crop Land
- Measuring Soil pH and Lime Requirement
- Effect of soil pH on crop yields: Southeast Agricultural Research Center
The Kansas Farm Bureau published an article in February 2013 in their Weekly Commodity Focus that explains in plain language the testing and classifying of agricultural lime, and why it is important to understand the ECC of the lime you are spreading.