Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Comparing size in lime


Lime (mineral); Liming, Particle size, Soil acidity, Surveys, Western Australia

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Extensive research into the management of soil acidity in Western Australia is increasing farmer awareness that lime use can reduce soil acidity and improve crop yields. However, as lime use increases, the question of lime performance and particle size is becoming more critical. Chris Gazey from the Department of Agriculture is heading up the soil acidity project, with the team comprising members from the department, CSIRO and the University of Western Australia. Mark Whitten reports on project outcomes relating to lime particle size.