It is inadvisable to apply any large quantity of caustic lime to a light soil.
It is known as "lump lime," "caustic lime" and "stone lime."
Owners of stiff limestone soils learned in an early day that a heavy application of caustic lime would increase crop production.
It is only the excessive use of caustic lime that causes loss.
The caustic lime in a soil hastens decay of vegetable matter in a degree impossible to the limestone or marl.
If there is caustic lime in the soil, it unites with it, and makes it milder and finer.
The practice is responsible for much of the excessive application that brought the use of caustic lime into disrepute.
The solution is called lime-water; it might be called a solution of caustic lime.
The walls of the stall and the floor should be washed or strewn thickly with caustic lime, or drenched freely with boiling water.
This year he published his first paper in the "Quarterly Journal of Science" on caustic lime.