Table 2. North Carolina limestone size requirements
% Passing 20 Mesh
% Passing 100 Mesh
Ground dolomite *
Calcitic or marl
Pelletized dolomitic §
* 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.
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