Enter the total lime and the total acres into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Lime Per Acre. 

Lime Per Acre Formula

LPA = L / A


  • LPA is the Lime Per Acre (Lime/acre)
  • L (lime) is the total lime
  • A (acres) is the total acres

To calculate Lime Per Acre, divide the total number of limes by the total acres.

How to Calculate Lime Per Acre?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Lime Per Acre.

  1. First, determine the total lime. 
  2. Next, determine the total acres. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = LPA = L / A.
  4. Finally, calculate the Lime Per Acre.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total lime = 330

total acres = 13

FAQs about Lime Per Acre Calculation

What is the importance of calculating Lime Per Acre in agriculture?

Calculating Lime Per Acre is crucial for maintaining soil health, ensuring optimal pH levels for crops, and maximizing agricultural productivity. It helps farmers apply the correct amount of lime to their fields, preventing both under and over-liming.

How often should lime be applied to agricultural fields?

The frequency of lime application depends on the soil type, crop rotation, and initial soil pH. Generally, lime may be applied every 2-3 years, but soil testing should be conducted annually to make precise adjustments.

Can the Lime Per Acre formula be used for any type of lime?

Yes, the Lime Per Acre formula (LPA = L / A) can be used for any type of agricultural lime, including calcitic lime, dolomitic lime, and others. However, the effectiveness of the lime type should be considered based on soil test recommendations.

Is there a difference between dry and liquid lime calculations?

Yes, there is a difference. While the basic principle of calculating lime per acre remains the same, liquid lime formulas may require adjustments for concentration and volume. It’s important to follow specific guidelines or recommendations for liquid lime applications.