Why is the Available Lime Content (ALC) so important?
The best way to describe the Available Lime Content is the amount of “Active Ingredients” contained within a load of lime. If you have an Ag lime with 80% available lime, it means that only 80% of the load you receive will be effective. The higher the available lime content the better it will work to raise the pH in your soil.
At WHL our AG lime is between 90-95% available lime. We have Fertmark certification which is independently monitored by Federated Farmers to ensure we meet a minimum vale of 90%. The benefits are obvious – the higher the ALC the less you will spend on product and transport.