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Clemson Lime Rate Calculator

The agricultural limestone rates calculated here are applicable for raising soil pH using results from the Clemson University Soil Testing Laboratory; the laboratory uses the Adams-Evans buffer method.
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Soil Inputs

Lime Source Inputs

For calculating rates for a specific lime product,
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Lime Recommendation

Pure lime recommendation:

Lime recommendation for specified product:

Lime Quantity

Lime required for specified product and area:

Lime Costs


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APA Citation:
Kirk, K.R., Plumblee, M.T., Alford, S., and McAlhany, F. (2022). Clemson Lime Rate Calculator. Clemson University Precision Agriculture. Retrieved from

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