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--Amount of dirt in 1 plow acre--100 Tons of limestone/acre--
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--Amount of dirt in 1 plow acre--100 Tons of limestone/acre--

Hi ForZion,

Your comment: Hi ML:
Maybe to bring this amount into perspective , one needs to know how many tons of dirt are in the top 6 1/2 inches of soil ?

Anyone care to come up with the answer?

Almost 900 tons.

Answer: That is close enough !

But 1 plow acre is considered to be 6 2/3 Inches in Depth and has Approximately 2,000,000 Lbs. or 1000 Tons of dirt in it !

So, when we go down approx 1 foot in the Dirt we have approx 1812 Tons of dirt, and if we spread just 100 Tons of limestone on the Soil of 1 acre and work it in the top 18 Inches it kinds disappears ?

And if you live in a High rainfall area the rain will Leach this Calcium down into the deeper levels in the soil over time !

Smile Tis your choice.

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