The pastoral industry is highly dependant on sustaining the production of ryegrass-clover pastures. Normal farming practices, plus the general leaching of nutrients from the soil, leads to acidification and the need to lime soils on a regular basis. Field trials over the last 30 years by MAF, DSIR Lincoln and Massey Universities have shown that pasture production can be significantly increased by liming (Delia Sime: Lime The Essential Element in New Zealand Agriculture 2001).
Farmers who use lime regularly report improved pasture production especially during Summer and Autumn when feed supplies are critical. Liming stimulates vigorous growth of clovers, greater earthworm activity and improved stock health.
The primary reason for applying lime is to increase the soil pH. As a result of the change in pH many beneficial changes in soil chemistry and biology occur.
Lime is increasingly proving to be the key for unlocking a farm’s nutrient vault, helping farmers economically utilise their previous fertiliser applications
Farmers seeking a more regenerative or biological approach to their farm’s soil management find AgLime a valuable component to achieve this, with its non-acidic, low-cost properties that are a proven option to conventional fertilisers when pH needs to be corrected.
Rorisons AgLime has a high calcium carbonate level, consistent quality, and particle size to ensure rapid, effective uptake within the soil system.
Rorisons AgLime is fully Fert Mark certified, providing assurance of product consistency, quality, and safety.