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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A lime calculator released by the Liebe Group, produced with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), can help determine the appropriate quantity and costs of lime (including incorporation methods) needed to address specific soil pH conditions... Another useful tool is the Lime Comparison Calculator, available at www.soilquality.org.au/calculators/lime_comparison on the Soil Quality website, which is supported by the GRDC Soil Biology Initiative II and Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management... The calculator can help growers compare the effectiveness of different lime products, which can be sourced from many places and have different characteristics...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Researchers including DAFWA's Chris Gazey estimate that 2.5 million tonnes per year of lime is needed for the next decade to recover soil pH to the targets of 5.5 in the surface and 4.8 in the subsurface layers and address ongoing soil acidification... The investment in lime needs to be considered over a number of years... The practices can cause big yield responses to occur quickly, but to maximise the benefit the lime incorporation technique needs to distribute lime well through the subsurface layers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Without liming, Clinton stands to lose about 0.1t/ha/year in cereal yields and 0.1 point per year in soil pH during the next decade in a basic rotation of wheat, canola and lupins... Clinton, who farms with his parents Ian and Helen, his sister Shannon Meyer and her husband Simon, says the family maps out a lime strategy each year, in conjunction with a specialist soil consultant, based on an extensive soil testing regime to depth across the property... "We estimate 2.5 million tonnes per year of lime is needed for the next decade to recover soil pH to the targets of 5.5 in the surface and 4.8 in the subsurface layers and address ongoing soil acidification," Mr Gazey says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" Date: 13.12.2013 'Lime bank' deposits a good investment.. The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) now estimates that soil acidity costs up to $500 million annually in lost production across WA's grainbelt... Researchers including DAFWA's Chris Gazey estimate that 2.5 million tonnes per year of lime is needed for the next decade to recover soil pH to the targets of 5.5 in the surface and 4.8 in the subsurface layers and address ongoing soil acidification...
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