Liquid Calcium

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Liquid Calcium

Post by Bamadan » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:03 pm

I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the use of liquid Calcium on pastures or hay fields. Any thoughts, what type results you got? How does the cost compare to lime? Did you put it out or have a fertilizer dealer put it out? Dealer's sales pitch, helps with weed control...thoughts on that?
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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by hillbilly beef man » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:44 pm

Don't waste your time or money. Dad tried a jug on his pasture. Absolutely no results on where he sprayed.
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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by Ebenezer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:50 pm

Good for 45 day max. Listen to HBM.

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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by sstterry » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:48 am

I agree with the others. |It is not worth the cost, it is mainly marketing.

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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by Redgully » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:08 am

Works well in orchards but can't see you could get enough for broadacre. Better off spreading lime sand or gypsum.

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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by JParrott » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:14 pm

Every bit of the research I've read says it has no liming value and cannot neutralize soil acidity. Any brand, website, or salesman that tells you otherwise is a liar or they're selling you liquid lime. Liquid lime is just lime suspended in water (50% lime/50% water) that requires you put on twice as much to get the same amount of lime on your fields.

Soil test and lime and fertilize accordingly.

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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by Redgully » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:48 pm

JParrott wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Every bit of the research I've read says it has no liming value and cannot neutralize soil acidity. Any brand, website, or salesman that tells you otherwise is a liar or they're selling you liquid lime. Liquid lime is just lime suspended in water (50% lime/50% water) that requires you put on twice as much to get the same amount of lime on your fields.

Soil test and lime and fertilize accordingly.
But is it a better way of getting calcium into plants?

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Re: Liquid Calcium

Post by JParrott » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:01 am

Research says it does, but the same research says that the smaller particles in dry lime that contain calcium are soluble enough that the increased availability to plants nets the application of liquid calcium no positivity over liming.

The only time the liquid calcium is of ANY benefit over lime is when there is a serious calcium deficiency in the soil and plants.

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