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LIVE GRANULATED LIVE - Granulated calcium oxide

LIVE GRANULATED LIVE - Granulated calcium oxide

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Fast action agricultural amendment, designed to correct soil acidity and improve its structure, guaranteeing an environment conducive to the optimal growth of crops.

Product Details:

  • Shape: Granulada
  • Granulometry: 3-8 mm
  • Composition: 94% calcium oxide (living lime)
  • Ability: Big Bag of 1 m3
  • Recommended use: 300-400kg/ha in established crops or before planting (cereals, meadows, beets, compact soils, among others)
  • Main benefits:
    • Maintenance of a neutral pH on the ground.
    • Reduction of surface acidity of the soil.
    • Prevention of soil compaction.

Application instructions:

  1. Application season: It can be applied in any season of the year, but it is more effective during the start of the culture season or before planting.
  2. Application frequency: It is recommended to apply once a year or according to the specific needs of the soil, determined by a soil analysis.
  3. Application Method: Use a centrifugal scatter with a range of up to 24m to guarantee a uniform dispersion.
  4. Recommended dosage: The standard dose is 600 to 800 kg/ha. However, it is essential to perform a soil analysis to determine the exact amount required.


Note: It is essential to use the granulated living cal with caution and follow the recommendations to guarantee safety and obtain maximum benefits in the agricultural field.


Precautions when using living lime

To use living lime in agriculture, it is important to have caution, since it is caustic and can cause burns to the skin and eyes. Gloves, glasses and protective clothing should be used when manipulating it.

The amount of granulated calcium oxide to be applied on the ground depends on factors such as the current soil pH, the soil texture and the crops that will be planted. It is recommended to perform a soil analysis to determine the acidity and specific needs of amendment.

In general, between 500 and 2000 kg of calcium oxide per hectare can be applied, although the specific amount may vary. It is important to keep in mind that living lime is a very reactive material and, therefore, should be applied with caution to avoid soil overheification.

To correctly use the living lime in agriculture, certain steps must be followed. First, a soil analysis must be performed to determine the pH and amendment needs. Then, the adequate amount of granulated calcium oxide must be calculated according to the results of the soil analysis and the recommendations for specific crops. It is necessary to use personal protective equipment, such as gloves, glasses and protective clothing, manipulating and applying living lime.

Granulated calcium oxide should be spread evenly on the soil surface using specific machinery or manual spreaders. Then, the living lime must be incorporated to the ground by plow, rotavator or other tillage equipment to mix it properly with the earth.

It is important to wait a while before planting, since living lime can be very caustic for young roots and seedlings. The waiting time can vary, but a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks


Difference between calcium lime (calcium carbonate) and living calcium lime (calcium oxide)

Calcium lime, also known as calcium carbonate (Caco3), and living calcium, or calcium oxide (CAO), are two different compounds used in agriculture to amend the acidity of the soil.

Living lime occurs by calcining limestone at high temperatures, which eliminates water particles and produces a much more reactive product than calcium lime, with a calcium concentration of up to 70%. Due to its high reactivity, living lime has a neutralizing capacity of acidity up to 2.5 times higher than that of calcium lime. However, living lime is a more complicated material to use due to its corrosive nature and can ruin crops if used incorrectly.

Calcium oxide or living lime is not valid for organic farming

Living lime is not suitable for organic farming due to the production process, which implies the calcination of limestone at high temperatures, which generates greenhouse gas emissions and requires a large amount of energy. Organic farming prefers to use products less intensive in energy and more sustainable to correct the acidity of the soil, such as agricultural lime or dolomitic cal, which are obtained through less energy -intensive methods and have a lower reactivity compared to living lime.

That said, instead of living lime, organic farming usually uses less energy intensive and more sustainable products to correct soil acidity. These include the agricultural lime (calcium carbonate, caco3) wave Dolomitic cal (A mixture of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate), which are obtained through less energy -intensive methods and have a lower reactivity compared to living lime.



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