Verified FBN Member (AL)

Agronomy

Anyone found a good infurrow applied pH buffer for acidic soils when planting?

I am trying to find actual information and experience for liquid products that actually work, not snake oil calcium products. Calcium Chloride is not an option as it is useless on changing the pH. I just want to buffer the seed zone as a maintenance ahead of the nitrogen used on wheat/oats and corn. Calcium is not an issue due to the use of poultry litter.

    Anyone found a good infurrow applied pH buffer for acidic soils when planting?

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Verified FBN Member (OK)

Might look into Pro-Cal by Agri-tech international. We’ve used it in strip till a little bit. Certainly not AG-lime but it’ll squeeze you by for the season. $7-12/ac


Low salt and chloride index

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Verified FBN Member (AL)

Iv read the data sheets on the Pro-Cal and it’s still calcium chloride so I’m not going that direction.


Verified FBN Member (IN)

As a noncertified crop advisor, I would recommend talking to a independent crop advisor. Your pH levels are low for best corn yields. Ca and mag affect this. P availability goes up with pH. You also need cec on your reports to give guidance to amount to apply. Base saturation percentagesare more telling of neededproducts. Are you testing poultry litter? Its a great fertilizer when needed but yo...

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Verified FBN Member (AL)

It may be in my best interest to just spread dolomite lime and supplement with some local wood ash from a power plant.