MK Hi-Calcium Lime, Gypsum and Dolomitic Lime is the source for your Ca, Su, & Mg micronutrient needs.
Hi-Calcium Lime: 33% Calcium
Dolomitic Lime: 17% Calcium & 10% Magnesium
Gypsum: 22% Calcium & 14% Sulfur
Find additional information on limestone & gypsum in our EDUCATION section.
Access EDUCATION 701, a concise three page document that reviews the essential benefits of calcium in the soil and plant.
THE KEY IS FINENESS. Why?
- Nutrients like calcium, sulfur & magnesium are not naturally water soluble.
- Most powdered lime or gypsum, straight from the mine/quarry, takes multiple years to break down.
- To ensure “rapid release” of the nutrients the mined product must be ground or pulverized prior to putting it in granular form.
- MK pulverizes the raw limestone and gypsum very fine so the nutrients are immediately available to the plant once the granular dissolves.
- Over 70% of our product will go through a 200 mesh screen prior to putting it in granular form.
- This is what separates MK Minerals from most other suppliers of Limestone & Gypsum. Check the fineness factor to compare.
- Provides an instant supply of calcium to the soil & plant.
- Calcium is the nutrient that is at a low level in most acidic soils (pH<7.0).
- Calcium Promotes root development and improves plant growth.
- Improves the use of other key nutrients (N,P,K) because of the improved microbial action.
- Can eliminate Aluminum Toxicity, which kills wheat plants, with application rates of 100-200 lbs. per acre.
- Can be blended with other dry fertilizers and applied at any season.
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- Improves soil structure allowing for increased oxygen and water to penetrate soil.
- Economic source of plant available calcium & sulfur.
- Improves root growth promoting strong, healthy plants.
- Effectively counteracts sodium alkaline soils.
- Repairs salt damage from effluent water and other hi salt irrigation water.
- Convenient to use.
- Similar characteristics to Hi-Calcium Lime.
- FOR USE ONLY ON SOILS LOW MAGNESIUM .
- Calcium to Magnesium ratio of 6 to 1 is needed in ag soils.