Miriwinni Lime sales consultant Russell Lauridsen said Ag Lime is 39 per cent calcium which gives 390 kilograms of calcium per ton of lime and a neutralising value of 99. The product ranges from dust up to 700 micron which will give a quick and long term response.
“By adding kiln dust – a very fine fast acting calcium – you can increase the availability of calcium quickly,” Mr Lauridsen said.
He said while granulated products on the market offer around the same analysis as Ag Lime, once the granule dissolves the calcium works quickly, but also runs out quickly, meaning that you need to apply it more often then you would using Ag Lime.
“Ag Lime can be supplied and spread by Miriwinni Lime at a significantly cheaper cost than the buying price of granulated lime,” he said.
He said Ag Lime is applied over the stool area for better soil conditioning by Miriwinni Lime as opposed to a grower needing to apply granular lime with a stool splitter or similar equipment and putting the lime in a rill.
“If you’re looking for better soil coverage in ratoons, plant cane or the entire area of your paddocks, Miriwinni Lime’s Ag Lime powder can help you achieve your goal.
“At the end of the day you get more Ag Lime for your dollar.”
Located in North Queensland, Miriwinni Lime is a locally owned and operated business providing a range of products and a complete spreading service that will leave you in a winning position.
The Miriwinni Lime operations consist of mining, crushing, retailing and spreading services with crushing plants at Mt Garnet, Mt Molloy, Chillagoe, Townsville and Winton.
The business supplies farmers throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory with lime, dolomite, gypsum, calcium silica, magnesium oxide, magnesium carbonate and blends.