- Maglime is an Agricultural Limestone Material containing about 90% Calcium Carbonate (CaCQ3)
and 8% Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3) and about 2% Acid insoluble.
- Over 4,000,000 tons of Maglime have been spread on the soils of East Texas and Louisiana.
Maglime has been used to neutralize soil acidity and to provide calcium and magnesium to the
plants and animals which live on the land.
- Many farmers and ranchers realize they need agricultural limestone when applied fertilizer is
less effective than in the past.
- Soils in East Texas and Louisiana become acid for three reasons. High amounts of rain leach
calcium and magnesium out of the soil. Commercial fertilizers are typically acidic compounds.
The removal of crops and animals from the land rake calcium and magnesium with them as they
go to market.
- When Maglime is applied to an acid soil, calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorous, and
potash all become more available to the plants as the soil acidity is reduced.
- Maglime is sold in two grades of fineness, premium and super fine. Studies rate the super fine as
100 percent effective while the premium is rated at about 65 percent effective. Some people
find that the better handling, spreading, arid storage characteristics of the premium grind offset
its lower efficiency.
- Much of the land on which Maglime is spread is used to grow forage for breeder cows. The fact
that milk is a rich source of calcium is widely known. A rapidly growing calf demands a lot of
calcium because its bones are primarily composed of calcium and phosphorus. A fully grown
1,200 pound calf has about 200 pounds of bone
- Legumes, such as clovers, soybeans, and alfalfa are a unique group of plants that can transform
atmospheric nitrogen into a source of plant food. Legumes typically Will dilly grow in neutral or
alkaline soil that is rich in calcium, Where soils are acidic and deficient in calcium and
magnesium, legumes typically show a dramatic response to the application of Maglime.
- If your soils are acidic or are deficient in calcium or magnesium, give us a call at 800 772 8272.
We will be glad to put you in touch with a Maglime distributor in your ‐local area or provide
more information regarding Maglime.