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For Sales Information, please contact:
Western Canada
Phone:
E-mail:
1 403 250 9100
wcsales@graymont.com
Eastern Canada
Phone:
E-mail:
1 450 449 2262
ecsales@graymont.com
Great Lakes
Phone:
E-mail:
1 800 433 0036
saleswl@graymont.com
Eastern United States
Phone:
E-mail:
1 814 355 4761
eussales@graymont.com
Western United States
Phone:
E-mail:
1 801 262 3942
wussales@graymont.com

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Our Havelock plant produces many products for the agriculture industry.


Ag-Lime

Graymont produces a wide range of lime-based products used in agriculture. These products are most often referred to as ag-lime. The primary function of ag-lime is to increase soil pH, resulting in a natural way to increase crop yields among a wide-range of soil conditions.

Ag-lime is often applied for the following reasons: improving the physical structure of the soil by reducing surface crusting, increasing a soil's water-holding capacity, and reducing soil erosion. In addition, lime treatment helps crops to better tolerate drought and wet conditions by increasing both root penetration and water percolation through the soil.

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The use of ag-lime to adjust pH in soils can also reduce toxic levels of iron, manganese and aluminum. Iron and manganese exhibit toxicity to plants at a low soil pH. Aluminum increases in solubility as soil pH decreases. High levels of aluminum can restrict root and plant development.

In addition, ag-lime has been shown to increase herbicide effectiveness; increasing nutrient availability to plants while adding calcium to soil.

Graymont supplies this market with a variety of lime-based products including various sizes of ground limestone, hydrated lime and lime kiln dust.