Some years there are problems with late snow melting. The addition of lime helps to speed up the melting of snow and ice. Spreading lime on the snow will therefore accelerate spring farming. In some areas this will be important in fields used for the early production of vegetables. Lime is also spread on harvest wheat and on grass in spring to avoid ice scorch.
Some years there are problems when the snow melts late. Adding lime helps speed up the melting of snow and ice.