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WHY USE AGRICULTURAL LIME

Acidity makes a significant difference to the productive potential of grassland and arable soils, ultimately resulting in lower arable yields, reduced livestock growth and reduced income. Using lime can effectively help reverse these problems.

BENEFITS OF LIME

  • Improves soil structure
  • Essential for maximising the benefit from expensive fertilisers
  • Improves the efficiency of herbicides
  • Low cost, easy application
  • Reduces acidity, hence increases the availability of nitrogen, phosphates and potash.
  • A long-term investment in the productive potential of the land.

WHY USE LIME

Acidity makes a significant difference to the productive potential of grassland and arable soils.  Acidity results in:

  • Poor root development
  • Inefficient utilisation of fertilisers
  • Poor soil structure

LEADING TO:

  • Lower arable yields
  • Reduced livestock growth
  • Reduced income

LIME IS REMOVED FROM THE LAND BY

  • Leaching
  • Crop off take
  • Fertilisers

Regular soil testing and application will maintain the lime status of the soil ensuring that, for grassland, a preferred pH values of 6.0 and, for arable soils, 6.5 may be maintained.  Lime is a simple and cost effective way of reducing acidity. 
 

HOW SOIL pH AFFECTS THE AVILABILITY OF PLANT NUTIRENTS  

ph affects table

The benefits of lime:

  • Improves soil structure
  • Essential for maximising the benefit from expensive fertilisers
  • Improves the efficiency of herbicides
  • Low cost, easy application
  • Reduces acidity, hence increases the availability of nitrogen, phosphates and potash.
  • A long-term investment in the productive potential of the land.

A GUIDE TO THE OPTIMUM pH FOR CROP GROWTH

guide to ph table

 

SOIL TESTING & SPREADING SERVICE

Our soil testing and spreading service is available within a 30 mile radius of ST13 8QW. We provide a comprehensive service tailored to your requirements. All our Agricultural Lime products are available for delivery throughout the UK.

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