Why You Should Add Enhanced Calcitic Lime Applications
Soil pH is an extremely important factor in the availability of nutrients for a plant. It has a direct correlation on overall plant health, allowing proper development both below the soil and above.
Plus, you don’t want to waste your valuable time and money applying fertilizer when only a percentage of those nutrients will be accessible to the plant. Making sure that soil pH is at an ideal level, about 6.2 -6.5 on the pH scale, you will make sure that the maximum amount of fertility is readily available to the plant. You can see on this chart how the magic middle ground of nutrient availability occurs when pH is correct.
Here’s where Solu-Cal PLUS can help.
Solu-Cal PLUS is a calcium carbonate used to raise soil pH. Because it is ground as fine as talcum powder before being pressed into pellets, it becomes immediately available to the soil when applied and watered in. This grind size has a direct correlation on the speed of affect and availability of Calcium for the plant and soil – the smaller the grind size, the more effective the product.
When compared to the traditional lime used for seasonal treatments, Solu-Cal PLUS works quite fast. Normally lime will take 10-18 months to make an upward adjustment of soil pH. Solu-Cal PLUS will push soil pH within 6 to 8 weeks – in the same season it is applied.
Rooted in the turf market, Solu-Cal has been considered the premiere product for soil amendments. But it also works extremely well in all kinds of environments. Flower beds, specialty agricultural crops like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, ornamentals, and trees and shrubs. Solu-Cal PLUS has also been extensively trialed at prestigious universities including Rutgers, Penn State, and University of Rhode Island. In these studies, it has been proven that Solu-Cal PLUS delivers results at just ¼ the rate of traditional pelletized lime. That saves you time, money, labor, and storage.
For more information on Solu-Cal products, visit solu-cal.com or contact your Progressive Grower rep.