Online Lime Calculator

The Online Lime Calculator calculates which lime will be the most effective in increasing soil pH from the total cost of liming (lime + freight + spreading) on your farm. Select the Aglime minesite of your choice and click another lime to compare it to. The Total ENV is the ability of a unit mass of lime to change soil pH. This takes into account the chemical composition (NV) and particle size distribution of a lime. Note: If the values do not appear you may need to install Java or stop blocking active content.

1. Use the Lime Specifications to calculate the Total Effective NV

Product 1 : Aglime Limesand

Product 2 : Other Limes

2. Calculate how many t/ha are needed to increase pH an equal amount

3. Add freight and spreading costs to the cost of liming

4. The total cost to increase pH an equal amount on your farm is

Note: Grey boxes represent calculated values, they cannot be changed manually. Other values such as lime price, freight and spreading costs, and the % of product and NV of limes can be changed. The ENV of a lime is calculated by multiplying the % of product by the NV and the factor of which that particle size group is effective. Particles under 0.5mm are 100% effective, particles over 0.5mm but less than 1mm are assumed to be only 50% effective and particles over 1mm are assumed to be 25% effective. This formula is used around the world in determining the effectiveness of agricultural limes. The t/ha rate is calculated by comparing the two ENVs, and the total cost is the t/ha rate multiplied by lime price + freight + spreading.

Why Aglime?

Aglime Specifications

Lime Quality

Comparing Limes

Budgeting

Liming Guide

Minesite Locations

Effective Neutralsing Value

How Lime Works

Acid Sulphate Soils