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calcified seaweed
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:58:00 pm »
hello, our soil sample has just come back and the pH is at 5.44 with a suggested application of 5.6t/ha of lime (not to exceed 4t/ha in one application). As the soil has a low pH this has had a detrimental effect on the availability of P, Mg & K are all moderate. I was thinking of using calcified seaweed to increase the pH as I won't have to remove the horses. Would I still need to remove the sheep and also what amount of calcified seaweed would I need. It is a 4 acre area. Thank you for any suggestions


  • Joined Feb 2012
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Re: calcified seaweed
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 01:05:23 pm »
I did a project with calcified seaweed and dairy cows in 2001...

Just a few comments: CS is very slow acting, so no quick fix of your problem.
I can't see any reason why you should have to remove the sheep - the cows stayed on, anyway.

I'll see if I can find the e-version of my thesis (probably on ancient floppies!), if not, I'll try and extract a bit more info from the paper.


  • Joined Sep 2011
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Re: calcified seaweed
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 04:08:40 pm »
I also didn't have to remove stock for granulated lime...  I wonder if its only the powdered stuff that you need to remove livestock for?


calcified seaweed

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