Mineral Application Spreading Services and Delivery

In order to better serve our growing customer base, GLC Minerals has expanded into application services. Now local growers are able to have our mineral products delivered and applied to their fields at rates requested by the customer. Utilizing direct relationships with large growers, we provide expert consulting and customizable application services. Allow us to help, with making recommendations; whether you are looking to purchase and pick up products in Green Bay, or would like product delivered and spread.

We have a dedicated fleet of trucks and a logistics team that will deliver your agronomy products on time, every time. Our experienced spreaders will apply the product to your soil utilizing our proprietary Target-Spread system- reducing drift and enhancing direct drop. We will also manage freight and application logistics as a full-service mineral solution provider to our local providers.

Call us at 1-800-236-7737 or email orders@glcminerals.com to add our application services to your order.

Proper Spreader Set up

With the fine grind of the GLC Minerals Products it is important to take time to ensure proper spreader set up for correct application rates and ease of application.

There are a number of different spreader configurations on the market. Spreader chain size, chain material, gate opening, spreader box angle, box chain guard, and spreader box smoothness can all affect material flow.

Recommended Spreader Configuration

The spreader has to have a minimum of a 20-inch chain width. Ideally it should be 24 inches or larger and be composed of a bar chain. A belt over chain or mesh chain configuration will work but adjustments may need to be made to gate opening to allow less restrictions on material coming out of the box.

The inside of the spreader box should be smooth to allow material to easily flow onto the chain – if the inside of the box is rusted it is advised that it either be painted or have slip plate applied to keep material from hanging up.

The chain guard (inside the box on some spreaders) should be raised to allow more room for material to move to the chain.

To configure gate opening for application rate, it is best to use manufactures recommended settings. It is advised that gate openings never go below 4 inches.

Spread pattern will vary depending on application rates, product density, weather conditions, spinner height (distance off the ground), spinner speed, and location of the spinners. If spinner speed is adjustable, it should be set at 650-700 Revolutions per Minute. If the spinners are adjustable, they should be moved to be as close to the spreader box as possible.

Loading Instructions

When loading the spreader, it is advised to feather the material into the spreader to keep material from packing in the box. Fill the spreader 1/3 full on the first load is recommended in order to check material flow and make any adjustments as needed.

If material has received precipitation it is advised to work the material on the ground before loading the spreader. Blending damp and dry material may help with product flow through the spreader.

Agronomy FAQ

How do I know what agronomy mineral product to use?

Our agronomy team can help you determine the best product for your needs. We recommend having a current soil test to help guide the decision.

How do I buy your mineral product?

We sell all our products direct to growers. To start your order, click here.

Can I apply your mineral products myself?

Yes, if you have dry application equipment, we can deliver GLC Mineral products to your field. We also have dry application equipment available for your use. Please refer to our loading instructions for additional information.

How do I know how much to apply? 

Your soil test will tell you how much lime to apply. In most cases we recommend using the number recommended by your test. Our agronomy team can also review application recommendations with you.

What can I expect in terms of results?

Since no other products match GLC Mineral’s purity and fineness of grind, you will see fast, effective change of pH with Ultra Cal and InstaLime. With MegaSol you will see higher yielding and higher quality crops.

Do you offer customer applications?

Yes, we work with several third-party applicators who can get your lime applied correctly and in a timely manner.

Do you offer delivery?

Yes, our logistics team can schedule your shipments. Alternatively, you can arrange your own freight if you would prefer. We recommend you ship in an end dump trailer and not in a hopper bottom.

Can I have my agronomy retailer buy and apply your mineral products?

Sure, we are more than happy to work with your local ag retailer. Have them contact our agronomy staff.

How do I learn more about GLC mineral agronomy products for my farm? 

Learn more by scheduling a consult with one of our agronomy team members here. Call 1-800-236-7737  to speak to one of our agronomy specialists to schedule an appointment today.