LimeMate calcuator is in two
Part one is LimeMate which an aid in the calculation of rates of soil amendment require to increase
soil pH based on a combination of measured soil chemical parameters, soil
chemistry targets, plant species aluminium tolerance and amendment quality.
The amendment rate suggested is the
greater of the rate require to reduce the
soil aluminium saturation to a point where the production of the
target species is unlikely to inhibited, or the rate required to raise the pH
from the current level to a nominated target pH.
Part two is Product Comparison which aids in the caclulating the most cost
effective source of amendment when
there are multiple sources available. In Australia there
are three recognised relationship between lime particle size and relative
efficacy that are attributed to research conducted in Victoria, NSW and WA. Check the laboratory
particle size analayis provided and select the apporpriate comparison
calculator tab. Recommended product is based on assessment of a combination
of product effectiveness characteristics, soil targets and costs.
The user needs to input their own data to all white input fields for the
calculated result to be relevant.
Some input fields will provide tool tips for relavant input parameters.
These can be seen by hovering the cursor over the cells.