In sandy loam, the approximate amount of lime required to raise the pH of your ground to a depth of 600mm (2ft) by one pH unit (eg. to go from 6.5 to 7.5) would be 1.5 to 2.0 tonnes per hectare.
In heavier clay soils, you will probably need at least twice as much lime to raise the pH level by one unit.
Lime is relatively inexpensive and used effectively, your investment will bring excellent returns over many years.
Lime has been proven to increase farm profits and sustainability by decreasing soil degradation. Agricultural lime has always been a stalwart of fertilisers and soil conditioning products. Long known for its ability to reduce soil acidity (increase Ph) and repair non-wetting soils. It is only now coming into view that the type of lime used, whether it be lime sand, lime stone or coral lime, can make a sizeable difference in the speed and efficacy of the limes effect on the soil.
CALpHOMIN is a new broadacre product that WALCO is producing to re-energise soils, to enable them to use more of the minerals already in the soil, to encourage the growth of beneficial life in the soil and increase resistance to frosts and blight.
We currently have 2 grades of limestone rubble available;
Limestone cap rock sourced from Windy Harbour is a very hard wearing stone compared to other limestone products. The method of extraction produces a hard stone resource varying in size from rubble to the size of a small car.
Agricultural Lime (Ag Lime)
Our primary source for Ag lime is our Manypeaks pit located 40mins east, north east of Albany.
We also source lime from our Windy Harbour pit.
|PRODUCT PRICE LIST
Ag Lime - Manypeaks quarry
|$31 p/tonne + GST
Ag Lime - Windy Harbour quarry
|$27 p/tonne + GST
|$30 p/tonne + GST
|$30 p/tonne + GST
|$100 p/tonne + GST
Western Agricultural Lime company has been mining and distributing quality Ag lime since 1976 and is a member of Lime WA Inc.
Lime WA Inc is a non-profit association that provides information to both lime suppliers and the public about liming products and the benefits of their use in the conditioning of soil in Western Australia. Lime WA Inc is also responsible as a group for the systematic testing and quality assurance of members products including laboratory testing and the use of accredited calibrated scales on all loading devices.
WALCO is currently diversifying its product offerings to include limestone rubble of various sizes and capstone rock, sourced from our Windy Harbour lime pit.
Below is a list of available products for use in landscaping, agriculture, construction and civil applications.
For further information please go to the products page.