August 11, 2014 at 3:00 am

Category: Product News

Let me ask a simple question. What would you rather spread, 2000 lbs per acre or 550 lbs per acre for pH adjustment? What about 1000 lbs per acre or 250 lbs per acre for pH maintenance?  I think we can all agree that we would rather spread the lower amount as long as we get better or at least the same efficacy. Labor, storage, time, and fuel prices all have a major effect on a budget. Let me show you how we can help your budget by using the Solu-Cal product line. We are the only enhanced limestone product that is university tested and industry proven!

Solu-Cal Enhanced Calcitic Lime is the premier brand of calcium-enriched lime for quick and efficient soil adjustment. Solu-Cal works rapidly to adjust soil pH in as little as 6 to 8 weeks. The use of patented PHCA Organic Humic/Fulvic Acid Technology in Solu-Cal significantly increases the availability of applied and stored nutrients in the soil. Proven to be 75% more effective than traditional pelleted lime, one 50-pound bag of Solu-Cal Enhanced Calcitic Lime is equally as effective as four 50-pound bags of standard lime. In addition, Solu-Cal Enhanced Calcitic Lime is treated with a coating that results in significantly less dust during application than untreated pelletized products.  Solu-Cal’s raw material is ground to 325 mesh, far exceeding traditional limestone products that are typically around 200 mesh.  This insures the timeliness of our product going to work and doing its job as soon as it comes into contact with moisture, either by rainfall or irrigation.  As the granule breaks down, Solu-Cal’s patented PHCA humic/fulvic technology goes to work by releasing many soil stored nutrients that are unavailable to the plant because of low pH.  As the pH increases so does the availability of the soil stored nutrients such as Ca, P, K, and Fe.  Have you ever seen turf green up after a traditional limestone application?  Well you will see this effect after an application of Solucal if the turf is in its active growing season.  This is due to the Fe being released by the PHCA technology.  When over seeding, sodding, or even planting trees, shrubs, or annual flowers, an application of Solucal will speed up the process of germination and rooting due to more P becoming available.

Solu-Cal has an array of products suited for the professional golf course superintendent, lawn care operator, sod farm grower, and homeowner alike.  From SGN’s ranging from micro greens grades to fairway/lawn care and everything in between, we have you covered.  In addition to our most popular product, Solu-Cal enhanced calcitic limestone; we also offer enhanced gypsum, called Solu-Cal S, NPK combos incorporated with Solu-Cal, pre-emergent products featuring Calvacade, liquid Solu-Cal called Solu-Cal L and many others.  When you are planning your next Ca application, consider a Solu-Cal product.  I am sure we have what you need.

Last but not least, those with organic interests, we are pleased to announce we now have the new OMRI Listing.  Solu-Cal ensures that organic growers can now choose a superior Calcitic lime product for turf and agricultural applications.

Chad Brakefield