LIME AGLIME - 25KG
The primary active component of aglime is calcium carbonate. Additional chemicals present in aglime vary depending on the mineral source and may include calcium oxide, magnesium oxide and magnesium carbonate.
The effects of agricultural lime on soil are:
- It increases the pH of acidic soil (the higher the pH the less acidic the soil); in other words, soil acidity is reduced and alkalinity increased
- It provides a source of calcium and magnesium for plants
- It permits improved water penetration for acidic soils
- It improves the uptake of major plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) of plants growing on acid soils.
- Lime may occur naturally in some soils but may require addition of sulfuric acid for its agricultural benefits to be realised.