Diferencias entre la Cal Viva de Calcio y la Cal Viva Dolomítica Magnesiana

Differences between living calcium lime and living dolomitic lime Magnesian

When we talk about agricultural amendments, living lime is one of the most used products to improve soil properties. But did you know that there are different types of living lime? In this article, we will address the differences between the living calm of calcium and the living Magnesian dolomitic lime, as well as when and how to use each one.

1. Live calcium lime: Live calcium lime, also known simply as living lime, is mainly composed of calcium oxide (CAO). It is used to correct the acidity of the soil and provide calcium, an essential nutrient for plants.

2. Live Magnesian Dolomitic: The Magnesian Dolomitic Live not only contains calcium oxide, but also magnesium oxide (MGO). This combination makes it especially beneficial for soils that have both calcium and magnesium deficiencies.

Key differences:

  • Composition: While living calcium lime is mostly composed of cao, the magnesian dolomitic combines cao with mgo.
  • Floor benefits: Both raise the pH of the ground, but the dolomitic cal also provides magnesium, essential for photosynthesis and synthesis of DNA in plants.

When to use one or the other: Use living calcium lime in soils with acidic pH and calcium deficiency. On the other hand, choose Magnesian Dolomitic Live in soils that, in addition to acidity, have deficiencies of magnesium.


  • For the living calcium lime: between 300 and 500 kg/ha.
  • For the LIVE MAGNESIAN DOLOMITICS: between 600 and 800 kg/ha, depending on the specific needs of the soil.

Use seasons: Both can be applied at any time of the year, but it is ideal to do it at the end of winter or at the beginning of spring, before the start of the culture cycle.

Conclusion: Choosing the appropriate living lime depends on the specific needs of your soil. Whether you need only calcium or a combination of calcium and magnesium, these amendments will help you achieve a balanced and productive soil.

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