Agricultural Chemicals - TNN-TraceLime
The use of lime must be based on measured soil acidity and the need for calcium, for crop requirements, and for improvement in the vigour of pastures and increased yields in crops.
TNN TraceLime with chelated trace elements has a broad spectrum of micro nutrients in a slow release form, homogenously incorporated into the lime.Calcium determines the volume of a crop and is the major element and catalyst in which other nutrients react to release energy. Calcium is also the most neglected nutrient in most current fertilization programs and this neglect is the primary cause of soil demise. Blended with the TNN TraceLime and chelated Trace Elements that ensure total uptake of the calcium and other essential nutrients, and also optimize uptake and restore proper mineral balance in current fertilization programs.
Trace elements and soil organic matter decomposition
Liming conditions the soil for calcium and pH levels, which are conducive to the microbial decomposition of soil organic matter and hence, the release of the “locked-up” nutrients into plant available form. This requires a large increase in the decomposing micro organisms, but the proliferation of the mineralizing micro flora is not possible without adequate trace elements.
Trace elements and nitrogen fixation by legumes
Lime can safeguard the survival of various micro organisms by fixing atmospheric nitrogen by legumes, which are only active in a narrow pH range. The legume bacteria reproduction and the amount of nitrogen produced, depend upon many factors including the adequate supply of trace elements.
Improvement of the physical structure of acid soils
Liming should target soil amelioration i.e. improvement of soil granular structure which results also in the improvement in soil aeration, increase in macro-porosity, hydraulic conductivity, water absorption and retention, as well as better plant root establishment. These improvements are bought about by the increase in humus organic matter in the soil that is produced by the microbial decomposition of the lignin and cellulose components of the plant residues in soil.
- Immediate response due to soil and foliar absorption
- Decreases soil composition and increases water penetration
- Healthier, more nutritious plants
- Less weed and insect infestation
- Enhances composting of crop residue
- Reduces bloat, milk fever and grass tetany occurrence
- Enhances indigenous micro-organisms and bio diversity in the soil
- Releases locked up NPK
- For a cost effective and good economic return TNN TraceLime @ one tonne per hectare should be considered as a base rate. Variances of this rate can be determined by a soil analysis.