Story: Fertiliser industry

Lime

Lime

Lime is not strictly a fertiliser, but has the effect of raising soil pH level, or reducing soil acidity. By improving conditions for soil-dwelling creatures, it also improves plant growth. Lime is mined from quarries in the North Island and South Island, and is crushed into a form suitable for spreading.

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Hatuma Lime Company

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Ants Roberts, 'Fertiliser industry - Products and services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15853/lime (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Ants Roberts, published 24 Nov 2008