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Thread: Lime for food plot

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    I recently had a soil sample done on my durano plot the ph is 6.0 and I need it 6.5. How much lime do I need to apply to get it to 6.5?

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    Hard to say. How big is the area?

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    About an acre. 8 tenth to be exact.

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    I sent a soil sample to the whitetail institute. It cost me like $12 and they gave me the exact amounts I needed of lime/nitrogen/potash, etc for a 1 acre plot, then I just had to multiply by my size and it gave me what I needed for the size of my plot.

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    minimum - 250 Lbs. pr acre / maximum - 500 Lbs. per acre - not text book ... just what I do on the farm

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    Ok thanks Bay Beagle! Extension agent recommended 3.2 ton an acre! I almost fell off my rocker!! I'm not feeding cows or baling it for hay.... Just a clover patch for the deer!!!

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    Mine needed 250lbs for .6 acre, so Beagle was about spot on. Be advised, at some point 31Airborne will be on here to make fun of you for making a food plot.

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    Anything is better than nothing. It takes years to go through the complete cycle to fully work. Better to start low. You can always add more

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    And there is a difference in pelletized lime and powdered in terms of how quickly it breaks down etc.

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    It takes 7 months for lime to completely change the PH of the soil - Best time to plant in Virginia?????????

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