Precision Farming - Lime Application

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Precision Farming - Lime Application

Post by chedly_farms » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:51 pm

So I am farming and I do a Lime application with Precision Farming installed and soil samples done, yada yada yada. I look on the precision farming map and I'm in the yellow-yellowish green colors. To me I'm thinking, "not great", but "not terrible" either. But as i walk through my field and I get (bad) in red on my ph levels. Should I apply more lime? it seems stupid that I should apply more than one load of lime. Anyone have a some advice for a farmer that just wants to play without having to break out the encyclopedia brittanica to research this stuff.
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Re: Precision Farming - Lime Application

Post by DMZ Commander » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:36 pm

To my best guess (since ya know giants never actually properly explains anything haha) the colors are the levels (ph, nitrogen, etc). I believe the proper pH has to do with the soil type. As for the whole walking through and it says bad, I'm not sure. I know when I plant soybeans, obviously it doesn't require additional fertilizer, when I walk through the field it says the nitrogen levels are bad, when in fact they're fine for the crop in question
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Re: Precision Farming - Lime Application

Post by CowsGoMoo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:47 am

MrSealy covered this. You may have added too much lime and ph is essentially too good, which is bad. I encountered this also on felsyburnn when pf first came out but I don't remember the end result. I haven't been that impressed with pf so still only dabblying with it here and there. I've finally done one harvest cycle on a few fields and have to lime them right away again. Wished I payed more attention to how much lime was used the first time when starting new game to compare.
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