AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime (NLL) is an easy and effective alternative to bagged lime for use on permanent ground covers such as turf, pastures and hay fields. It features finely ground limestone in a liquid suspension that can be absorbed by leaves and roots. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime can be used with AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer to supply additional calcium to crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and lettuce that need copious amounts of this vital nutrient. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime is the ideal product for those seeking a natural soil amendment that demonstrates superior results.
- High-quality super-fine limestone
- Specifically formulated for foliar and root applications
- Use on lawns, pastures and hay fields
- Combine with AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer to supply additional calcium
- Easy-to-apply liquid concentrate produces no dusty mess
- (1) 32-oz. bottle (singles)
- (12) 32-oz.bottles (by the case)
- (1) 2.5-gallon bottle (singles)
- (2) 2.5-gallon bottles (twin-packs)
- (1) 55-gallon drum
- (1) 275- gallon tote
Increased Calcium Levels
Calcium is vital to plant health. It regulates opening and closing of the stomata (leaf pores), removes toxins from the tissue and contributes to the development of shoots and roots, making the plant more resistant to unwelcome invaders. Many acidic soils do not contain enough calcium to support prolific plant growth. When soil pH is below 6.0, plants may show signs of calcium deficiency such as leaf yellowing, retarded growth of roots and shoots, die-back of growing tips and premature death of older leaves. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime applications easily correct calcium deficiencies without the need to till in bagged lime.
In addition, many studies have shown that, regardless of what type of fertilizer you use, pH levels of 6.0 or lower can begin to have a dramatic effect on the efficiency of your fertilizer application. Below 5.5 can result in efficiencies dropping to near 50%. So, it is critical that you do everything you can to improve these efficiencies if you have low soil pH – otherwise, you’re simply throwing money away on your fertilization efforts – whether you’re using organic or not.
Promotes Soil Health
Soil liming is vital to the health of newly planted lawns, pastures or hayfi lds, increasing soil microbial activity and the proliferation of earthworms and beneficial insects. Optimum soil health depends on a proper annual fertilizing plan. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime can help immediately produce green lawns, productive pastures and hay fields by delivering the calcium needed to promote superior plant growth.
AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime is recommended for, but not limited to, the following applications:
- Hay Fields
- Other permanent ground covers
When mixed with AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer 4-3-3, AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime is recommended for, but not limited to, the following applications requiring extra calcium:
Application rates vary according to plant/crop type, soil condition and weather conditions, but for soil “buffering” in relation to pH issues, often 1 gallon per acre is all you need to make sure your fertilizer applications are as effective as possible.
Consult the AGGRAND Crop Guide (G2793) for additional application information.
AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime is an easy, effective alternative to bagged lime. AGGRAND Natural Lime Plus utilizes very fine dolomitic limestone which buffers against low pH (acidic) soils and supplies Ca and Mg which increase the soil nutrient exchange capacity. Depending upon soil pH, the application and your expected goals, expect to use between 1 and 8 gallons per acre of AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime. For large commercial accounts this can bring your cost down as low as $12 per acre. Even small commercial accounts can can pay as little as $14/acre.
Ag Lime is Slow & Should Be Tilled In
For bulk conventional lime, it normally takes as much as 2 tons to affect a 1 point adjustment, and it can easily take 9-18 months or more for this to occur. At a bulk price of $30/ton, that puts your cost up to $60 per acre for conventional lime for a SLOW 1 point pH adjustment. In addition, for conventional lime to be at all effective, you have to spend the time to till it in, and you can’t apply it in the same application with your fertilizer – which requires an additional application. Of course, there is also the issue of the dust, which is a pain for you and for anyone that lives within close proximity of your fields. Worse yet, you have to have room to store it and keep it dry in order to apply it.
AGGRAND Liquid Lime is Fast and NO TILLING NECESSARY
Our liquid lime, on the other hand, is easy to store, since you need so little of it. You don’t have to worry about keeping it dry. First of all, it’s bottled. Second of all, you mix it with water at application anyway, so you could even apply it in the rain. Even more convenient is that you can apply AGGRAND liquid lime in the same mix as our liquid organic fertilizer, so there are no EXTRA lime applications necessary. Once on the field for both fertilization and liming.
AGGRAND Natural Lime contains limestone that is very finely ground and mixed with water to form a suspension. In fact, it is up to 5-6 times as finely ground as the limestone in many conventional bagged lime products. The smaller particles dissolve more quickly and penetrate the soil profile much more easily. Applied in sufficient amounts, you CAN affect a fast pH adjustment, but it would require at least 6-8 gallons per acre for any significant change.
Highly Effective as a pH Buffer
A more efficient approach, and the one we actually recommend, is using our product more as a “buffer” than as an actual pH adjuster. Applying just a gallon per acre of our liquid lime 2-3 times per season provides excellent crop growth and health without the worry of actually adjusting the soil pH.
5.0 soil pH? No big deal. Plants will grow just fine, even under these very acidic soil conditions. Just “fool” the plants into thinking the soil has neutral pH with a gallon per acre of our liquid lime. Applied 3 times per season at a cost of about $10-$13/acre, your total “liming” expenses would only be about $30/acre. We have numerous farmers and food plot growers that have been growing effectively in very low pH soild for years, just by using a gallon per acre of our liquid lime a few times per season.
How much labor savings can you accumulate by avoiding the necessity of extra lime applications and tilling to get it down into the soil? What is that worth to you? What about avoiding the headache of lime storage, application dust and trying to time your applications between spring rainfall?
The deeper penetration of the liquid lime solution is especially effective on turf and other permanent groundcovers where it is impractical to till in bagged lime products. Quick action and deeper penetration green up plants quickly by making Nitrogen more readily available.
Soil liming also provides added long term effects. It increases microbial activity and the proliferation of earthworms and beneficial insects. This added side effect improves soil tilth which facilitates increased penetration and holding capacity of water and nutrients, and better soil aeration. Also, earthworms pull thatch down into their dens and eat it producing humus (decomposed organic matter). By increasing the earthworm population, lawn thatch is reduced and soil organic matter is increased.
More Natural Liquid Lime Plus Info
Those who require more info than what is presented above can utilize the links below for additional information regarding crop/garden application rates, ingredients, MSDS, state registrations, certifications, etc.
Pricing for AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime Plus
Obviously, before you order a product like AGGRAND you’ll want to know what it’s going to cost you. Of course, you’ll first need to consult the documentation above to determine what sort of application rate you should expect to use (you can also call me toll free at 877-689-4719 or try the “online chat” using the green “help” button at the right of the page).
Once you’ve established an estimated application rate, simply click the link/button below to check the pricing of the product prior to purchase.
AGGRAND Natural Liquid Lime Plus is a truly unique and useful tool because it has so many beneficial effects on plants and soil.
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Originally posted 2012-09-08 03:10:35.