LIME

Using a lime fertiliser offers numerous advantages that will assist you in maximizing your crop and investment.

Lime Product Details

Lime is alkaline, so if your soil has acid, adding lime will make it less acid. There are several different liming materials available on the market such as burnt lime, hydrated lime and wet lime (to name a few), so you need to know which one will do the best job for you. Superior Spreading can help advise you in this area.

Lime has two effects on soil. First, it neutralises acidity. Second, it may be a slow-acting alternative or a complement to gypsum in the treatment of sodic, dispersive clay soil. Acidity occurs naturally in many coastal, tablelands and slopes vegetable districts, as well as in parts of the Riverina. Localised acidity also occurs in micro-irrigation systems using ammonium-based nitrogen fertilisers.

The major problems in acid soils are aluminium and manganese toxicity. Some elements—particularly phosphorus, calcium and molybdenum—become less available to plants.

Soil acidity results in poor establishment, yield, and persistence of plants, including barrel medic and lucerne, which are often used in vegetable rotations. 

Plants affected by acidity also become more prone to disease. Plants affected by aluminium toxicity have smaller, dark green, sometimes purplish leaves. Plant growth is slow and lateral root growth is stunted.

Types of Liming Materials:

  • Agricultural lime
  • Dolomite
  • Magnesite
  • Wet lime
  • Crushed shells

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Our Services

We also offer a Side Tipping Trailer and product orders.

Side Tipping Trailer

We have a side tipping trailer available to carry more product to you.

Product Orders

We can arrange and collect your orders directly with the suppliers.

VR Mapping

When it comes to VR mapping, we liaise with the agronomists throughout the process to obtain maps.

Reducing soil acidity is one of the most crucial factors to helping ensure a profitable harvest.

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