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 Calcium Chloride 

What to do with all that Ice melt! 


That's right, the most common use for calcium chloride is ice melting. Difficult to stockpile because

it is very corrosive, many municipalities have banned its use because it is also toxic to plant life and damages roads.

Many of us have used calcium chloride in our

tractor tires to keep them from freezing, 

lesson learned!


 Calcium chloride consists of one calcium ion and two chloride ions. When calcium chloride dissolves, three ions are created making

it 50 % more concentrated than table salt.

Chloride pulls moisture away from the plant!

 Why not use Calcium chloride ? 

 Correcting the misinformation

Yes, chloride is considered a micro-nutrient, and chloride does play a role in plant performance including photosynthesis, osmotic adjustment, and suppression of some plant diseases. So the argument sounds as if calcium chloride offers two vital elements right?........ This is very misleading ...  

Calcium is a vital nutrient and chloride is utilized for the reasons mentioned above, HOWEVER, it is only needed in very small amounts!  It's NEVER needed as an

additive to a fertilizer program.


Calcium Chloride liquid will deliver calcium which plants need but CHLORIDE puts salt into the soil and on the plant. This actually draws moisture away from the plant.

Chloride is the number one cause found in plant toxicity testing.

University studies have proven that in excess, chloride will reduce

the yield and could often damage a crop.


Effects of chloride

 in Oats

Effects of chloride

in Soybean

When was the last time you heard of anyone buying a ton of chloride for their crop?


IMPORTANT: Plants get the small amounts of the chloride they need naturally from the atmosphere, weathered rocks, rain, and groundwater.


Did you Know? They also get some from common fertilizers like "potash". Muriate of potash alone contains almost 47% chloride and is one of the big reasons our soil falls out of balance and locks up.

Plants need calcium: But because the salts from chloride have a negative effect on the soil,

in order to get the right amount of calcium to the plant, the application rate for

liquid calcium chloride is anywhere from 2 to 3 gallons per acre.


This actually costs MORE than Super Lime Plus per acre!!

The bottom line is this: Whether it's now or later, putting that much chloride out will eventually damage the

soil and plants, Calcium chloride is not the best way to provide calcium to your land.  

SUPER LIME PLUS is a powerful concentrate of Ag lime ( calcium Carbonate )  that's been fortified to provide more soil benefit than lime alone.


 you'll only need one gallon per acre. This makes it more cost-effective than Ag lime or calcium chloride liquids.

SUPER LIME PLUS provides calcium nitrate. It's clean, safe and nitrate nitrogen is actually the MOST desired nutrient by the plant! 

Calcium Chloride is cheap to make so it sells for less per gallon

However, you'll need to use more of it per acre so it cost

more per acre than using Super Lime Plus.


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