New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Definitions and Standards
(a) “Agricultural liming material,” means all materials and all calcium and magnesium products in the oxide, hydrate, carbonate or silicate form or combinations thereof and intended for use in the correction of soil acidity, including such forms of material designated as burned lime, hydrated lime, carbonate of lime, agricultural limestone, slag and marl.
(b) “Brand” means each agricultural liming material identified by and differing from others either in name, trademark, descriptive designation or other method of marking, composition, and total neutralizing value or fineness.
(c) “Total neutralizing value” means the neutralizing value of an agricultural liming material expressed as calcium carbonate equivalence as determined in accordance with methods adopted by the commissioner.
(d) “Fineness” means the percentage by weight of the material which will pass sieves of specified number or mesh as established by the commissioner. Fineness shall be measured in reference to a twenty mesh, sixty mesh, and a one hundred mesh sieve, in accordance with methods adopted by the commissioner.