Ag Lime Conferences

Please contact us if you would like information regarding our recent Ag Lime Conferences or a copy of the presentations.  The Moscow, Idaho conference focus was on dryland application, while the Albany, Oregon conference was on vegetable and permanent crop application.

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The benefits of a good liming program.

Prilled lime use in Europe – WD Brogden – Bill will provide a rare insight into the British and Irish liming practices: Size, product declarations specifications of lime used, application rates. What application rates of lime were developed for crop production, the importance of particle size, efficiency assessment systems & how they were applied for best production results. Why granulated lime is used, with specific focus on relationship with main fertilizer inputs, highlight amount of inputs used on main crop groups in UK, including case studies.

W.D. Brogden – Presentation

In field pH testing methods – Gary Wegner – Handheld, digital technology allows us to measure soil pH in the field, accurately and efficiently. Gary will describe the technology, then everyone attending will have an opportunity to use the technology with soil samples during the work session. Additionally, yield mapping, and other data collection systems will be reviewed.

New liming technology, and Ag lime application methods –Jason Imes – Jason will discuss calcium carbonate use in agriculture today and how things have changed regarding reduced rates, predictable results, improved agronomy and increased return on investment. Then he will explain new liming technology, specifically liquid lime and solution grade lime use in fertigation, rates, timing, crops

Albany Only –  Applying lime to raise pH for crop production – Dr. Dan Sullivan – Soil acidification, or a decrease in soil pH, is a natural process that is accelerated by crop production practices, primarily the use of nitrogen fertilizers such as urea, ammonium sulfate, or other fertilizers containing ammonium-N. Dan’s presentation is based on the OSU, Extension Service publication EM 9057 and will provide the basic understanding of liming in our region.

Dan Sullivan – Liming, How & Why

Moscow Only – Problem Solving – Dr. Paul Carter – Soil acidity, or pH, affects the chemical properties of many pesticides. We take a look at the impact of pH on pesticides, the fate of chemicals, weed communities and the soil’s biological systems.

Paul Carter – Soil…Our Greatest Asset

Moscow Only – County Soil Survey- What we learned – Dr. Paul Carter –Columbia County has invested over $30,000 in soil testing over the last 2 years, to better understand the status of their soils. Paul will provide an in-depth look at the results, which includes comments on a dramatic drop in soil pH, when compared to native soils that have not been farmed.




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