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Applying agricultural lime is the most economical way of ameliorating low soil pH in broadscale agriculture. WA agriculture is well serviced by lime suppliers although pressures do exist on supplies which are in or near conservation areas and those impacted by urban development. Other pressures on the availability of lime for agricultural use include the increased demand by the mining, power and construction industries. The price of lime is subject to these and many other market influences, however the cost does not always reflect the quality as measured by neutralising value and fineness.