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
Craig Johns - Ph: 0408452541 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Mt Pleasant and surroundings)
Adam Krahnert - Ph: 0409628207 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Mt Torrens and surroundings)
Ben South - Ph: 0400734807  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (McLaren Vale and surroundings)
to discuss pricing and delivery options.

December 2017

On behalf of everyone at Coopers Farm Supplies we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year!

Coopers of Mt Torrens and Coopers of Mt Pleasant
Christmas Trading Hours

25th December - Christmas Day     CLOSED
26th December - Boxing Day     CLOSED
1st January - 2018 New Year’s Day     CLOSED

Otherwise trading as usual!

Animal Health News

FLIES, FLIES, FLIES please be vigilant in checking your livestock. It is looking at above average rainfalls this summer and humid conditions which is obviously the perfect breeding ground for fly strike. Keep up with your summer drenching contact us for product advice.

Garden/House hold News

We have Shade cloth in pre packs 5 to 10m x 1.83m in various colours. Protect your fruit baring trees with knitted Anti Bird netting available by the meter or in pre packs of white 5 x 5m, 5 x 10m or 10 x 10m. We also have plastic extruded anti bird netting available. Don’t forget to fertilize you garden with Prolific Blue, before the big rains and Eradicate and Baysol (snail bait) for after the rain.

Agronomy News

Broadacre: Check your summer spraying requirements as stock will be short as well as price increases.
Viticulture: Fungicides please place orders in advance as most stock has been depleted from the eastern states from the recent rains. Please place orders for picking buckets now.

Joke of the month

Why does Santa always come through the chimney?

Because he knows better than to try the back door.