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I have 3 plots that total about 1 acre, plus a logging road about 15 ft by 400 yards that i want in clover. (1.5 acres total.) Liming with bags and a drop spreader was a pain last fall and I did not put out all that was required. What is the minimum that a lime truck would bring out? I'm between Wiggins and Beaumont and need almost 2 tons of ag lime.
 

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Why not see if you can just rent a lime buggy and put it out yourself... it might be cheaper that way. Call the local county co-ops and ask.
 

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Yea, buggy would be the best for a small amount like that. Trucks around here (Pike Co) require 5 tons min for truck spreading. A bit pricey for little acreage. Another alternative we use is to get the Co-op to dump pellet lime on our trailer and we put it out with a spinner on our tractor. Lots cheaper than bag lime, but you need several guys to help shovel into the spreader. It's really not that bad for only 2 tons.
 

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Thanks guys. That sounds like a great idea if I can haul it there with the Silverado and tow it around on the plots with the tractor.
Does anyone know who to call in or around Perry County/SE Miss?
 

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I had a similar setup to yours (only slightly more area to plant) and put out 2 tons/acre last June. Planted clover and wheat in September and the deer smoked it so bad it stayed 1/4 inch tall all through the winter. The lime even made the weeds growing in and around the patches taste better and the deer mowed them down too. The lime turned our red clay dirt to the color of chocolate milk. Our problem now is they put too much preesure on the plots at night and we don't see them in daytime.
 
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