Q. Is Super-Cal® the same as lime?
Answer: Like limestone, Super-Cal® contains calcium but that is where the similarity ends. The calcium in Super-Cal® is highly soluble and “immediately” available to your plants at the time of application. Super-Cal® also contains an organic chelating agent that breaks down insoluble calcium from natural limestone deposits in your soil which creates additional plant available calcium.
Q. Why not just spread limestone?
Answer: It can take 1-2 years for normal limestone to break down and benefit a soil deficient in calcium. Super-Cal® works immediately.
Q. Will Super-Cal® affect the pH of my soil?
Answer: Yes, as the organic acids bring more calcium into the soil solution the pH will be affected.
Q. What are signs that I could benefit from using Super-Cal®?
Answer: Anywhere soil or plant tissue tests shows a deficiency of calcium. Areas where plants are grown from seed come up and do not grow off well or even die. Healthy transplants not surviving under ideal conditions. Leaves that are deformed. Fruits and Vegetables getting blossom end rot before maturity. Brownheart appearing in leafy and heading vegetables. Weak plants never getting a good green color. Bitter tasting fruits and vegetables. Hard cloddy soil that becomes very sticky when wet.
Q. How much should I apply?
Answer: Application rates will vary from 5 – 20 ounces per 1000-sq. ft. or 2 – 6 gallons per acre, depending upon area applied and soil test results.
Q. How often should Super-Cal® be applied?
Answer: Label rates are suggested for monthly, quarterly or annual applications.
Apply 4-8 oz./1,000 sq. ft. or 3-6 gallons/acre.
WHERE TO USE
Use on all soils testing less than 60% (base saturation) calcium of the total cationic exchange capacity (CEC) or when plant tissue is testing deficient in calcium. SuperCal® Liquid Calcium can be applied as a soil application, root dip, or foliar feed.
These various types of applications enable the soil and plant to benefit from the naturally balanced nutrients found in SuperCal®. It is recommended for application on all varieties of turf grass. It can be applied through any type of sprayer or by means of injection pump through properly equipped irrigation systems.
HOW TO USE
Tees & Greens: Apply SuperCal® Liquid Calcium at rates of 4-8 oz. /1,000 sq. ft..
Fairways & Roughs: Apply SuperCal® Liquid Calcium at rates of 3-6 gallons/acre applied in early spring when growing season begins, or 1 gallon/acre every 30 days throughout entire growing season.
Lawn Care & Sod Production: Apply SuperCal® Liquid Calcium at rates of 3-6 gallon/acre applied in early spring when growing season begins, or 1 gallon/acre every 30 days throughout entire growing season. For best results, use in conjunction with Turf Formula®
WHEN TO APPLY
SuperCal® Liquid Calcium should be applied in early AM or late PM, followed by watering, if possible.
Super-Cal® has a shelf life of 5 years from the date of manufacturing.
Super-Cal® can be mixed with most nitrogen solutions, and some soil applied herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. (Always do a jar test to insure compatibility). To avoid formation of insoluble precipitates, DO NOT mix Super-Cal® Liquid Calcium with materials containing phosphates or sulfates. Thoroughly flush any pumps, tanks or hoses with water to ensure no cross contamination occurs.
DO NOT mix Super-Cal® Liquid Calcium with 2-4D Amine or any glysophate based herbicide.