Pro-Rated Lime Cost per Acre
Worth a shot in the dark here. I am working on my 2013 Crop Production Costs and curious what some of you guys use for a yearly lime costs. As you know we don't lime every year of course and I have past lime data, but I am wondering how my lime costs compare to other people's per acre pro-rated yearly lime cost. I am using a $7.52 per acre per year pro-rated lime expense, Is this in the ballpark of some of you other guys? Thanks.
Re: Pro-Rated Lime Cost per Acre
I'd say that is fairly close to what I plan for.
Iowa State usees $9.67 for corn following beans but I always thought their numbers were high.
Re: Pro-Rated Lime Cost per Acre/Thanks Jim M.
Thanks Jim for the reply. I am going to use an even $8/acre figure for planning use going into the next 2 crop years, and then when the real cost comes in for 2014 I will adjust. I didn't need to lime any fields in 2013, but I bet my soil samples will show at least 3-5 farms will need lime in 2014.