Resources

Below are links to interesting resources.

What lime material should I use?

As we should all know by now, the soils on our farms and orchards develop a need for liming because growing plants to produce animal or plant products, and then removing those products from the farm or orchard, leaves a residue of acid behind in the soil.
Download the Websters information sheet “What lime material should I use?

Replant Disease

Replant disease is a debilitating soil problem affecting most orchards when they are replanted. Symptoms normally affect the entire orchard and include slow, uneven growth and poor tree performance.
Download the article: “Replant Disease – why you need to control it” by Dr Gordon Brown here.

Liming for farm ponds

Dealing with water quality problems is probably the greatest common experience shared by people using on-farm water storages. Liming can be an effective alternative for many farm ponds traditionally treated by copper sulphate and Reglone A for algal control.
Download the Factsheet: “Liming farm ponds for algae control” here.

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IOQ Conference 2015 – Hamilton
31/07/2015

This years Institute of Quarrying conference held in Hamilton was themed “Forging a path to the Future” Earlier in the year Worksafe inspectors made their way around 26 sites in New Zealand assessing each on strict criteria for safe work environments. Websters Hydrated Lime Co was awarded the Winstone Aggregates Safety Award – this is the 26th year that this has been awarded. “Our team is chuffed to have been awarded this prize which highlights that we are on the Read more