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New Zealand agricultural limestone: Fertilising middle earth

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016

New Zealand may be best known as Tolkien’s “Middle Earth” but it is also a powerhouse in agricultural production. The lush green fields have long relied on agricultural limestone but recently more attention has been focussed on optimising performance. Richard Flook, Consultant, and Cameron Perks, IM Australian Correspondent examine how fine grades of agricultural limestone, either spread or granulated, are becoming increasingly popular.

New Zealand exports over 95% of its total agricultural production and is the world’s largest dairy and sheep meat exporter. The dairy industry exports are mainly milk powder, butter and cheese and predominantly go to China, the US and the UAE and account for about 28% of New Zealand’s total...

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