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Crop Fertilization Based on North Carolina Soil Tests
Table 4.3  North Carolina limestone size requirements
Lime Types Percent passing
20 mesh 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.

return icon.Hardy DH, Tucker MR, Stokes CE. 2014. Crop fertilization based on North Carolina soil tests. Raleigh (NC): North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Agronomic Division. Circular No. 1.

Last Update January 10, 2014



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