The next big thing is doing something with an old thing.
No limestone is not new. Knowledge of the value of lime in agriculture is ancient, but agricultural use only became widely possible when the use of coal made it cheap in the late 13th century.
Back in the day before high powered crushers lime was quarried through burning it. This quick lime was mainly used in mortar, but some did reach farm fields.
In the 1950’s when mechanization became main stream and we were in the height of road building, cheap crushed limestone became the norm. This is the product most still use today. The chips and dust from making aggregate for road stone and cement.
While we didn’t invent the use of limestone in agriculture we are improving on it. Our process takes some of the purest limestone on the planet, grinding it past 100 mesh, and then pelletizing* it for ease of handling. It is the purity and fineness of grind that makes it so effective.
Ag Leader didn’t make GPS, they made it more effective for farming
John Deere didn’t invent the plow, he made it better
Henry Ford didn’t develop the car, he helped get it to the masses
With apologies to Seth
*No pelletizing isn't new, its been around since the 70's. However everyone is pelletzing the course ground leftovers of crushing aggreget. This doesn't make it more effective, just more expensive!
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/