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Additional Services

Soil Sampling & pH Mapping >>
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We offer a number of options as part of our comprehensive and personalised customer service.

Soil Sampling / pH Mapping

Our dedicated LimeX team offers a professional soil sampling & pH mapping service with optional nutrient testing across the UK. Managed by our FACTS-qualified staff, this provides an accurate basis for subsequent technical recommendations that take into account the specific crop rotation and requirements of each individual enterprise. Soil samplers are trained to high standards, offering ‘field walked’ or ‘ATV driven’ options.

Field maps assist hauliers to locate tipping points and ensure spreading contractors have the specific ‘field by field’ detail they require for overall or part treatment.

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Availability

The year-round availability of LimeX products ensures a ready supply anywhere in the UK from any of our sites or from a network of well-established distributors. Demand is heaviest around the post-harvest and autumn periods.

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Delivery

Being part of British Sugar means we can offer some of the best delivery rates in the UK from established hauliers, experienced in handling LimeX.

Alternatively, we are happy to facilitate self-collection by customers’ own hauliers.

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Backloading

An alternative option, not just for sugar beet growers, is to take advantage of the “backloading” opportunity from our factories during the sugar beet processing season (September through to February). We can arrange back-loading directly with hauliers resulting in a very effective saving.

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Application

We are able to arrange spreading of LimeX in many parts of the UK. Many LimeX customers choose our 'delivered & spread' package, comprising experienced haulage and spreading contractors providing a professional, timely and cost-effective liming service.

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Flexible Payment Terms

Being part of UK agriculture means we understand the financial pressures facing the farming community. We can offer flexible payment terms to help you balance your commitments and farm payments equation.

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Technical Help

We have been supplying liming products for over 80 years! We probably have the most experienced people in the business and are more than happy to share that knowledge. Our customer Helpline 0870 240 2314 will put you in touch with one of our experts.

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Benefits of using Limex

Concern over decline of liming

The British Survey of Fertiliser Practice* suggests that the steady decline in agricultural land area receiving lime in Britain appears to be reversing slowly for arable agriculture, but for grassland agriculture it is a differerent and more worrying story – see ‘News and Events’ for more information.

The survey also concludes that this area is still considerably less than that calculated to require liming. In addition, it states the principle causes of acidification have not lessened, and it is reasonable to believe that significant areas of arable land, and more particularly grassland, are at a pH level which could limit productivity.

*Organised and jointly funded by the Fertiliser Manufacturers' Association (FMA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs.

LimeX

Proven over more than 80 years, LimeX is an easily spreadable, high-quality liming material ideal for the correction of soil acidity and general conditioning. It is suitable for agriculture, horticulture, brownfield restoration and the built environment.