• Carbonized Limestone

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    Carbonized Limestone

    Listen to mp3Play MP3 Audio Introduction to Carbonized Limestone by Jon Franklightbox[filetypes 360 100]Carbonized Limestone Explained by Jon Frank

    Online Quote Request Form for Carbonized LimestoneCarbonized Limestone is a new offering from International Ag Labs. This is a new product made exclusively by Calcium Products, Inc. Carbonized Limestone is finely ground high calcium lime stone mixed with dry carbons (humates), dry carbohydrate, and liquid humate then pelletized.

    Carbonized Limestone is currently an exclusive product only available through International Ag Labs and through our Fertilizer Brokerage. We're pleased to offer this product for fall fertilization. Production is currently available.

    Carbonized Limestone is a pelletized product and it will be easy to use in a fertilizer spreader. We've seen some very good results by using this pelletized product. We've seen some very dramatic changes in the plants and in the productivity of the fields when used. We're very excited about Carbonized Limestone because we feel this is a premium product; it gets results with raising your calcium levels.

    Why “Carbonize” Lime?

    Calcium is heavy, so when it's put out in the soil, it has a tendency to sink down. Because it sinks, it'll soon go out of the root zone. Carbon, on the other hand, has a tendency to float in the soil and move up. So when we “carbonize” the limestone we end up putting both of these in each other's way, so the limestone has a hard time going down and the carbon is slowed in its tendency to go up. In effect then, the bacteria have more time to digest and break down that limestone, increasing its availability to plants.

    The “carbonization” of the lime adds to the quality, and increase the availability of calcium. The limestone in Carbonized Limestone is very high quality, nearly pure, 38% calcium, it's very finely ground, to a size of about 100-200 mesh or finer. It's actually the dust that's sucked out of the air and then pelletized. So it's one of the best limestone products out there.

    Why Not Just Use a Pelletized Limestone?

    We also sell pelletized limestone without the “carbonization”. It is a little bit cheaper, but the effectiveness is reduced in that it's not held up in the top 6 inches of the soil. It is a very high quality calcium and a very fine grind as well. The difference is just that it's not “carbonized” and that changes its efficiency.

    We find that calcium is short on most soils. We find that a lot of the restoration of soil requires addressing calcium. It's one of the first things we look at and it's one of the things that may require the most of in terms of pounds of availability. It takes a number of years to restore the calcium levels from a very depleted soil. Many times organic production fails to address the need for limestone or the need for available calcium and they have a very low level of calcium with high levels of phosphorus and potassium. This creates for a very bad situation.

    Limestone is one of the key things we use to raise available calcium. We would also consider using things like soft rock phosphate (which is a calcium phosphate), gypsum (a calcium sulfate), and calcium nitrate (which is explained by its name). All of those combined can more quickly raise available calcium. We've seen a lot of that happen in gardens when we used multiple forms of calcium. Applying multiple forms of calcium together works really well.

    Suggested Rates of Carbonized Limestone

    Typical recommended application rates for Carbonized Limestone can be anywhere from about 200 lbs. up to a ton, not very often at a ton rate, most of the time 1,000 lbs. is our upper level of recommendations. Sometimes 200-300 lbs. is going to do a lot of good, especially when you're in the middle of a growing season.

    Carbonized Limestone is available in 40# bags, 1 ton tote bags, and bulk semi-loads in hopper bottoms. It is our top suggestion to replace limestone in recommendations to Carbonized Limestone. We feel its agronomic value is probably double that of the regular pelletized limestone. That's just our rough off-the-cuff opinion.


     OMRI Listed

    This product may be used in certified organic production according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule.

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  • Liquid Fish 2-5-0.2

    2-5-0.2 Liquid Fish -- Contact Fertilizer Brokerage to request a quote today!

    Liquid Fish 2-5-0.2

    Request a quote onLiquid-Fish-2-5-0.2Liquid Fish 2-5-0.2 is fresh water fish. It's made by grinding the fish scraps, including the head, the guts, and everything else in there. They then acidify it with some phosphoric acid. The enzymes from the fish guts are what digest and break down this fish. They let it sit for a couple of months while it's digesting and breaking down. So the real nice thing about this fish is that it yields a good level of calcium and phosphorus and a lot of colloidal trace minerals coming right out of the bone. It's an excellent fish for the calcium and the phosphorus. There's about a 1% calcium content and about half the phosphorus in the analysis (a total of 5) is derived from the breakdown of bones, the other half is from the addition of the phosphoric acid.

    We find this to be a very good fish to be used for soils that are short on soluble or available phosphates. This can be a very quick and immediate boost. It really can push the energy of the soil up. This fish could also be used as a foliar spray because of the phosphoric acid. And in foliar spraying we would probably put about 2 quarts up to a gallon per acre.

    Typical rates for very low phosphorus organic soils would be somewhere around 30-50 gallons an acre. That'll give a very nicel level of available phosphorus for the growing season. It will also supply acidity because this product has a pH of about 3.5. It provides acidity to breakdown and acidify the limestone and soft rock phosphate that could very well be included with this fish as part of the program. This is a soluble portion that helps to make the soft rock phosphate more available. So they work together.

    We use this fish primarily in organics on low phosphate soil. And we would use a 5-1-1 fish more frequently in organics on a nitrogen-loving crop like corn. And a lot of times we'll use the 2-5-0.2 liquid fish on the organic soils in things like beans or pasture production where you need to get your phosphates up. That's primarily where we're using this fish.

    It comes in bulk semi loads, about 5,000 gallons (or a little over) per bulk tanker. Or it could be purchased in smaller quantities in totes or semi loads of totes. The best pricing is definitely going to come by full semi loads, whether in totes or in tanker.

  • Pelleted Gypsum

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    Pelleted Gypsum

    Online Quote Request Form for Pelleted Pelletized GypsumPelleted Gypsum is a very remarkable product. It's calcium sulfate and is used in a number of different applications. It has sulfur in the sulfate form, so it's all ready to be used by plants. The analysis shows it has 17% sulfur and 22% calcium.

    It is a little bit slower reacting for a sulfate than say ammonium sulfate or potassium sulfate, but the gypsum works to take out excessive sodium. It will work to put the right ratio into place between the calcium, the magnesium, the potassium and the sodium. So it just kind of helps to put all of those cations in proper ratio with each other.

    We use it to leach excessive sodium. It provides sulfates in organic production for something like soybeans where we need to get some sulfates out there. We use it when the soil is going anaerobic and this will help pull it back up to a more oxygenated environment in the soil.

    Pelleted Gypsum works very well in combination with limestone and soft rock phosphate and together they have some kind of a strong synergistic effect between the three of them. And really gypsum is kind of an unsung hero in modern production. It is critically important and we use it in a lot of applications. Most of the soil programs we make use gypsum. It's also very useful to supply calcium to something like blueberries where you want to keep the pH a little bit lower, so it's helpful there.

    So those are some the benefits of pelleted gypsum. We frequently will use from 300 to 500 lbs. per acre. And for the most part, 500 lbs. is a maximum application rate. The only time we go against that rule is out in western soils where we have really extremely saline soil or sodic soil that has got some problems that need to be leached. And so then we might go up to a ton per acre rate.

    Pelleted Gypsum is available in bulk hopper bottom, ton tote bags and it's also available packaged up in small bags that are put on 2,000 lbs. per pallet, but in small bags that can be broken down. It's a very clean pellet, not a dusty or broken pellet. It's a very nice product and it would mix very well in a fertilizer spreader and spread out. It doesn't react very much with other fertilizers. Overall Pelleted Gypsum is a very important part of growing quality crops.

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As we enter the Fall season, a few reminders of what we can offer you:

High Phosphate Liquid Fish

There is an ongoing sale on 2-5-0.2 high phosphate liquid fish. A 10% discount on your regular price for all shipments before December 31st, 2017. Bulk 5000 gallon tankers or 275 gallon totes. Tell us how much you are looking for.

Potassium Sulfate 0-0-50

Looking for potassium sulfate (0-0-50)? We have it bulk or bag, ag granular both standard and organic OMRI. Would you be interested in an ag gran potassium sulfate with the needed micronutrients coated right onto each granule to more accurately cover your soil needs? Ask us more about that!

Soft Rock Phosphate

We have both the powder & granular soft rock phosphate available in bulk as well as bags. What kind do you need?

Chilean Nitrate

Ever try Chilean nitrate? We have the new 15-0-2 Chilean nitrate in bulk bags (2,645 lbs ea.) and pallets of 50’s (56 bags/pallet).

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