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Calcium Products - Items filtered by date: December 2013

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Lime . . Not all it's cracked up to be


If you think lime is boring, think again. Although lime has long been shown to affect soil productivity, a recent meeting involving key members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, academia and lime industry identified serious questions, concerns and significant opportunities related to liming material evaluation.

Link to full article - Ag Professionals Magazine


John La Velle : Environmental Health & Safety Director

John brings over 24 years of experience to Calcium Products.  Within those years, John has managed projects in a variety of areas including: asbestos & LBP management, facility decommissioning, tank & container management, air quality testing and remediation services.   Throughout the years John has performed inspections for school districts, hospitals, government offices, industrial facilities, corporate and privately owned businesses.  

John's involvement in facility decommissioning is wide spread; consisting of proposal and cost development to project management and overall safety including minimize environmental impacts on facility closures. Emphasis was placed on specific site health and safety development for projects and ongoing training activities encompassing OSHA and MSHA regulation.

He has held certification/registrations in many states as asbestos inspector, contractor/supervisor, and project management along with air monitoring, OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPPER, and MSHA Part 46.  John holds a bachelor's degree in Human Services from Buena Vista College and associates degree in Criminal Justice.   In his free time, John enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. 



Loading @ Fort Dodge Plant

Due to the extreme cold weather the Fort Dodge plants will not be loading trucks Monday night (January 06, 2014) from 5 pm to Tuesday at 5 am.

Trucks may pick up in Fort Dodge:

Monday Jan 6th  from 5 am to Monday at 5 pm

Tuesday Jan 7th  from 5 am to Saturday Jan 11th at 5 am.

*Note we will be open Friday evening for after-hours pick-up.

This is for this week only and all other location are operating under normal hours.


Ag Wire News - Lime Industry Meeting


From: Ag New Wire (


On November 12, 2013, members of the U.S. agricultural lime industry met near Iowa State University to discuss improving the measurement of limestone reactivity to better predict pH changes in soils. The goal of this conference was to compare current practices with other developed methodologies to determine if there are opportunities to improve measuring limestone reactivity in soils among a variety of liming materials. Research has shown that optimizing soil pH levels can help producers improve their yields while lowering environmental impacts in support of the Nutrient Management Strategy. In attendance were key leaders from the lime industry, academia and USDA.



Winter Trade Show Schedule

One of Calcium Products favorite things to do, is meeting with and talking with all our customers at winter farm shows. Stop by our booth and tell us how SuperCal has performed for you!

We have a busy 2014 trade show line up this year!  

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