Agriculture and Forestry

Calcium carbonate, quicklime and dolomite are suited to a wide variety of agricultural applications, including pH control, fertilizer conditioners and fillers, and animal feed formulations. Landscape and recreation uses include decorative stone for landscaping, golf course applications, and athletic-field line marking.Calcium carbonate, the chief component of limestone, is a widely used amendment to neutralize soil acidity and to supply calcium (Ca) for plant nutrition. Additions of ag lime also supply valuable Ca (and possibly Mg) for plant nutrition. Some secondary benefits of neutralizing soil acidity with ag lime include:

Increased phosphorus (P) availability;

Improved nitrogen (N) fixation by legumes;

Enhanced N mineralization and nitrification; and

Better water use, nutrient recovery and plant performance with a healthier root system.

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