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December Holiday Hours 2011

For the Christmas and New Years holidays, we will be closed on the following:

Friday, Dec 9 at 3 pm unitl Dec 11, 5 p.m. - Company Christmas Party

Friday, Dec 23 at 5 pm until Dec 27, 5 a.m. - Christmas

Friday, Dec 30 at 5 pm until Jan 3, 5 a.m. - New Years

Thanks for your understanding and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

 

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Talking Calcium in Canada

If you are in Alberta Canada on December 7th or 8th and would like to learn more about our products, McRae Holdings will be hosting the "Maximixing Yield Potential" meetings.

The meetings are Dec 7th in Stettler, Alberta, Canada and Dec 8th in Lethbridge, AB.

For more details view the invite

I will be speaking on lime and sulfur nutriotion and there are three more speakers as well as the McRae agronomist on hand to answer your questions.

To register or for more informations call 877-677-3411 or email to tbonertz@mcrealdt.com 

 

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/ .


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Holiday hours

It's that time of year... Please check our holiday hours before sending trucks to pickup orders. Here's our schedule for the upcoming months:

Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving)  - CLOSED, all facilities

Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) - loading feed lime only until noon at Gilmore City. All other facilities CLOSED.

Dec. 25 (Christmas) - CLOSED, all facilities

Dec. 31 (New Year's eve)
 - loading feed lime only until 3 p.m. at Gilmore City. All other facilities CLOSED.

Jan. 1 (New Year's day) - CLOSED, all facilities.

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Lime Only Works if it Hits the Soil

This Sunday I worked outside, it was a little windy but not as bad as it has been. I was still really surprised to see a local agronomy center out spreading ag lime. 

As you know limestone must be ground fine for it to be effective, but unfortunately most of it doesn't reach the soil.

The old joke is that "at least my neighbor gets something out of it" which is really dumb since I doubt the neighbor brings you a load of grain at harvest.

In reality, 100 mesh particles, which there are a lot of in Gilmore City ag lime, are microscopic. It takes a lot of lime particles to make up these big clouds, it could be 25% or higher of the total volume. These small particles actually drift much farther then the neighbors, or the neighboring county; it's more like the neighboring states! Even if you get ag lime spread with limited drift, it rarely stays there.

This field had ag lime applied, after the snow melts you can see the drift

Then there is the old saying that ag lime needs to be worked in, here is a guy that put on finely ground lime and is working it in, or should we say de-spreading it.

The last couple of weeks have been extremely windy in this part of the country, I have seen more than one lime pile assist in in the application process this fall.

I really feel sorry for the farmer that thinks because he paid to have his ag lime precision spread that is what he is getting. Unfortunately with ag lime there is no way to effectively and accurately apply it.

With finely ground ag lime you have to put more out just to ensure you get a few hundred pounds per acre where you want it. With coarse ground lime you have to put out tons to make sure you get a few hundred pounds of reactive lime to the soil.

Why not start out with less total product in a form that is effective and doesn't drift? With SuperCal 98G less is best.

 

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/ .

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A Salute to our Veterans

 Calcium Products, Inc. would like to thank all our Veterns, especially our employee veterans;

  • Larry
  • Jim
  • Glen
  • Moe
  • A. J.
  • Tommy
  • David
  • Dezi
  • Jimmy
  • Sly

We are proud to have these veterans as part of our team!

Today we honor your service, your dedication and sacrifice. 

Thank you for our freedom!

 

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