Calcium availability and cation balancing
Neil Kinsey writes that finely ground calcium will become available for uptake over a three-year period - 1/3 each year. With this in mind, here's my question: Let's say I want to raise my calcium levels and I'm only concerned with this year. Do I need to add 3x the amount lime? For example, let's say my soil test says I need to add 200 lbs./acre of high calcium lime in order to achieve 68% base saturation. Would I add 600 lbs instead - again, assuming I want to get to 68% this year, without regard to any excesses I might see next year or the year after?