Calciprill granulated lime
Since Calciprill’s launch three years ago, more and more farmers have found out how economical, effective and easy to use Calciprill® granulated lime is.
Calciprill® is a 2-6mm granule manufactured from high quality limestone in Bathurst NSW. 95% of Calciprill’s particles measure less than 75 microns, finer than any aglime available.
In Australia, aglime has generally been applied at up to 2.5 tonnes/hectare every 5 to 7 years. This is because agricultural lime is a fine powder and is difficult to spread at low rates.
The long length of time between applications means the soil slowly acidifies as produce is removed and nitrogenous fertilisers are applied.
Hand in hand with acidification is a slow decline in the soil’s productivity - until a high rate of aglime is reapplied again.
Large swings in calcium and pH levels also mean soil nutrients are more difficult to balance.
The advent of Calciprill means balanced soils can now be regularly maintained with a much lower rate of lime, preserving a far friendlier environment for plants to thrive in.
Being a granule, growers can apply the product themselves using any spreader designed for granular fertiliser and at any time suitable.
Specialist machinery is not required and there is far less dust generated in the process. The ability to band Calciprill on row and tree crops also contributes to large cost savings.
To aid in crop establishment Calciprill is being proven successful when direct drilled with cereal and pasture seed.
Calciprill now allows farmers Australia-wide to control how and when their country is limed and with great results.
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