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The Cost of NOT Having Healthy Soil

The cost to the farmer of not having healthy soil can be significant, both in terms of economic and environmental impacts. Here are some potential costs:

  1. Reduced crop yields: Unhealthy soil can lead to reduced crop yields, as plants may not receive the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. This can result in lower production and income for the farmer.
  2. Increased input costs: Farmers may need to spend more on fertilizers, pesticides, and other inputs in order to compensate for poor soil health. This can increase their production costs and reduce profitability.
  3. Soil degradation: Over time, unhealthy soil can become degraded, leading to soil erosion, reduced soil fertility, and decreased soil organic matter. This can lead to long-term declines in productivity and economic viability.
  4. Environmental impacts: Poor soil health can also have environmental impacts, such as increased greenhouse gas emissions, reduced water quality, and loss of biodiversity. These impacts can affect not only the farmer but also neighboring communities and ecosystems.

Overall, the cost of not having healthy soil can be significant for farmers, as well as for the broader community and the environment. It is important to prioritize soil health in order to ensure long-term sustainability and profitability in agriculture.

Optima Lime are the soil health experts. They have a range of product solutions designed for maximum pH impact, so farmers can access better yields. Faster.

They have 5 locations across Western Australia. Our lime pits are located in Dongara, Lancelin, Wanneroo, Wattleup and Boranup.

And their lime sand can be purchased from rural stores including Elders, Nutrien, David Grays and great independent stores across the state.

To order product or to find out more, you can visit their website at or speak to your local rural store.

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