Look, Assess, Choose, Execute and Evaluate
Unfortunately there is no silver bullet when it comes to liming - the challenges and solutions are as many and varied as the properties that they occur on. If you’ve never really considered a lime management plan before, here are 5 simple steps that we can help you follow and ensure that you’re getting the best program in place from the get-go.
1. Look (Before you lime)
Before you begin it’s vital to know what you’re up against and what your soil needs in order to perform at its best. Our detailed soil investigations can provide essential information on pH strata levels and identify the physical characters and constraints that are going to guide the rest of the process.
Work with us to formulate a proper lime management plan that takes into account both the data collected from the soil and your intended farm management practices, unique challenges and desired outcomes.
Taking all this into account, we can then help you choose which Optima products best meet your needs.
Access to our advice and expertise will ensure that you’re able to properly execute your lime management plan.
We don’t think that our job is over once we’ve sold you the goods and you’ve walked out the door. Our visual plant assessment and in season and post harvest soil investigations will ensure that you’re on the right track and enable us to update or amend your lime management plan should the need arise.
What the Farmers are saying
Working with Optima Agriculture has helped me learn much more about my soils. I have found their field days to be really worthwhile attending and their staff are knowledgeable...
We see CalSap as a tool that will help us get a liming effect in the sub-soil quicker...
We persevered until 2015 when we decided to try some CalSap and liquid Phosphate product from Optima last year...
After 10 years, I continue to use CalSap as the base of my soil sustainability program, which I use in conjunction with a nutrient management plan...
CalSap is easy to use as a monthly maintenance tool and easy to apply...
Since incorporating CalSap into our maintenance program we have noticed improved water penetration and a significant drop in sodium and salinity in our latest soil tests...
I would recommend CalSap Turf to anyone looking at options for sodium issues...