Lime does many things to the soil including:

  • Increases soil Ph
  • Reduces aluminium and other metal toxicities
  • Helps to improve the physical condition of the soil
  • Stimulates microbial activity
  • Increases CEC in soils
  • Increases the availability of nutrients to plants
  • Supplies calcium and magnesium (dolomite limestone)
  • Calcium encourages plant root and shoot growth
  • improves the Calcium / magnesium ratio in soils

Soil acidity or low Ph depress plant/crop growth, reduce the plant availability of nutrients such as phosphorus and molybdenum and can affect the performance of soil applied herbicides. Liming products should be applied 3 months prior to the growing season to achieve full benefits. Liming benefits typically last 3-5 years depending on the weather conditions, common application rates are 2.5 - 3 tonnes/ha for agricultural powdered lime (Pen lime) or Hi Magnesium Dolomitic lime and 500kg/ha for concentrated pelletised lime (Calciprill).
These rates are a common guide only, for accurate rates to suit your soil conditions please refer to a recent soil test.

Pen lime and Hi Mag lime minimum order amounts apply approx. 12 tonne.
Agricola Superfine Lime minimum order amounts 30 tonne
Calciprill can be purchased per tonne in bulka bags or in 20kg bag options.
Calciprill can be conveniently spread via cone spreader. 

Please contact one of our friendly Coopers Farm supplies staff in store or over the phone to discuss pricing and delivery options.

As of February Coopers of Mt Pleasant will start emailing their customer statements. Please contact us with your current email address and if you would still prefer to receive your statement by mail please let us know. 

Don’t forget to check your lightening diverters on your electric fence units especially after the recent storms.

We have plenty of posts available both CCA and creo in various sizes, as well as all your fencing needs. 

Please speak to the boys about pricing and deliveries. 

We still have fowlers preserving jars, rings and clips available. We slowly but surely keep increasing our domestic animal range, our ‘petone’ toy range is quiet impressive and will be sure to keep your pet busy while your at work!


Horse News

Looks like hay will be short again this year so get in now and start stocking up. Please contact us for good quality hay and deliveries. Tracy is still available for horse rug repairs, ideal time to get them ready before winter hits!

Garden News

Take the opportunity to cut back your fruit trees now to keep them a manageable size. Now is also a good time to plant some pansies to give your garden a splash of colour ready for winter.

Agronomist News

One for the vineyards—bird scarers are available upon request as well as plenty on ammo for scaring. With the recent rains please contact our agronomist Craig, Adam and Anthony regarding summer weeds.


Joke of the month

Wife: "How would you describe me?" 

A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." 

The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mum was talking about her side of the family."

We hope everyone had a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

 

Bring on 2016!

 

Don’t wait ‘till its too late! Polymaster have up to 20% off fire fighting packages, come in and ask the boys what deal suits your needs best. Offer ends January 31st. 

Keep your water sources clean for stock use trough blocks to clear all algae and slime.
Salt blocks! Salt blocks for all stock are available and ideal for this time of year. Stock may not be getting all the minerals they require from their feed so top them up with a salt block. 

Horse News

We have Troy Electrolyte replacer available which will help reduce the stress on these hot days and Filta-bac sun filter for exposed skin. We also have a large range on fly veils and a selection with UV protection.

Garden News

Seasol, soil wetter and conditioner, drought shield, water crystals, peastraw, and sugar cane, will help plants retain water and reduce stress on the plants in these hot, hot summer days. Don’t forget to prune all annuals and perennials for more flowers.

Agronomist News

Good time to get the blackberry and gors under control with grazon or garlon. Reports of a few plants dying, if you are using bore water might be an idea to get the water tested.

Joke of the month

Wife: "How would you describe me?" 

Husband: "ABCDEFGHIJK." 

Wife: "What does that mean?" 

Husband: "Adorable, beautiful, cute, delightful, elegant, fashionable, gorgeous, and hot." 

Wife: "Aw, thank you, but what about IJK?" 

Husband: "I'm just kidding!"