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Agronomic Services — Soil Testing

Mehlich Buffer Acidity
Table 2. North Carolina limestone size requirements
Lime Types % Passing 20 Mesh % Passing 100 Mesh
Ground dolomite *
90
35
Calcitic or marl
90
25
Suspended dolomitic
100
80
Pelletized dolomitic §
90
35
* All dolomitic lime must contain a minimum of 6.0% magnesium.
§ Pelletized lime must be manufactured in a manner that will cause it to slake down when in contact with water.
Pelletized lime has the same neutralizing value as regular agricultural lime.
SOURCE: NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division.

Last Update April 24, 2013

 

 

NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division, Colleen M. Hudak-Wise, Ph.D., Director
Mailing Address: 1040 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1040
Physical Address: 4300 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh NC 27607-6465
Phone: (919) 733-2655; FAX: (919) 733-2837