Commercial

Baker’s Commercial Damp Limestone is mined directly from our quarry, a rich dolomitic deposit in the heart of York County, Pennsylvania. Farmers can depend on Baker’s Commercial Limestone to neutralize acidic soil in their fields and replenish the crucial nutrients of calcium and magnesium. When soil pH is properly controlled, crop yields and fertilizer / herbicide effectiveness can be significantly improved. Baker’s lime improves the effectiveness of other natural soil nutrients, as well. For example, nitrogen and phosphorus, which are sensitive to soil pH. Baker’s high quality pulverized limestone plays an important role in the overall economy of farm production for professional, commercial and custom applicators.Equestrian: Baker’s Commercial Limestone can also be blended with products and can be used for equestrian and horseback riding arenas. Our pulverized commercial limestone is used for footing material at riding facilities, professional horsemen arenas or farm owner arenas.Baker Lime began mining in 1889 natural, high quality, high purity and particle fineness limestone that has made it an acknowledged leader. There are few products on the market today that can compare. Baker’s tradition continues with a complete line of products for the agricultural, homeowners and Industrialized markets. Whatever your limestone needs Baker Lime has the product, quality and dedication to provide the best value.That is our tradition. That is our promise.

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Commercial Limestone

BAKER’S COMMERCIAL LIMESTONE:

  • Our Customers say that our Commercial Damp Lime Spreads and Works the Best!
  • Is a very finely pulverized, damp dolomite limestone used to correct and maintain soil pH.
  • C.C.E. Value 105.6%
  • Low moisture content, typical is two to four percent.
  • Quickly neutralizes soil acidity to provide the best environment for healthy plant growth.
  • Supplies both calcium and magnesium, two very important nutrients for plant development.
  • Can improve both fertilizer and herbicide efficiency by maintaining recommended soil pH levels.
  • Has been designed to be applied with spinner-type agricultural lime spreaders.

Equestrian Arena’s

  • Use as a base material in Equestrian/Horse riding Arenas.
  • Blend with sand or sawdust for Horse Show and riding rings.
  • Reduces odors and dresses up walkways, helps to keep animals clean for Showtime.

Benefits of Commercial Limestone

Commercial limestone has several different benefits. Commercial limestone is great for farmers looking to replenish their soil. This product spreads easily, provides calcium and magnesium for soil and reduces soil acidity. This product is also beneficial for keeping odors out of the barn. Beign reaping the benefits from our commercial limestone. Contact us today for more information!

Purity Comparison

Chemical analysis – Typical Limestone

Calcium Carbonate CaCO3 54.8%
Magnesium Carbonate MgCO3 30.0%
Total Carbonates 84.8%
Other (no neutralizing value) 15.8%

Chemical analysis – Baker’s Limestone

Calcium Carbonate CaCO3 53.5%
Magnesium Carbonate MgCO3 42.0%
Total Carbonates 97.5%
Other (no neutralizing value) 2.5%

Chemical Analysis

Calcium Carbonate Equivalent (C.C.E.) 105.6%
Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) 53.5%
Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3) 42.0%
Total Carbonates 97.5%
Calcium Oxide (CaO) 30.0%
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) 20.0%
Total Oxides 51.0%
Elemental Calcium 21.4%
Elemental Magnesium 12.1%
Effective Neutralizing Value 95.0%
Effective Neutralizing Power 93.0%

Time/Particle Analysis

Calcium Carbonate Equivalent (C.C.E.)

Actual Dollar Value

Recommendation Lbs. of Cost Cost
Product Lbs. C.C.E. per Acre C.C.E.% Limestone Needed per Ton per Acre
Baker 3,000 105.6 2,841 $26.00 $36.92
Other 3,000 90 3,333 24.00 40.08

Effective Neutralizing Value (E.N.V.)

Actual Dollar Value

Recommendation Lbs. of Cost Cost
Product Lbs. E.N.V. per Acre C.C.E.% Limestone Needed per Ton per Acre
Baker 3,000 95 3,158 $28.00 $44.24
Other 3,000 85 3,524 26.00 46.02

Screen Analysis

U.S. Standard Sieve Guaranteed Typical

– 20 Mesh 100% 100%
– 60 Mesh 85% 95%
– 100 Mesh 75% 80%

Fertilizer Efficiency

Soil Acidity Fertilizer Wasted

4.5 pH 71%
5.0 pH 54%
5.5 pH 33%
6.0 pH 20%
7.0 pH 0%

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717-793-7488

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320 North Baker Rd
York, PA 17408

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