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Benefits

The proven benefits of LimeX:

The unique benefits of LimeX have been proven in agricultural use over more than 80 years. More recently, its advantages have been demonstrated in other sectors including brownfield development and the built environment:

  • Optimises pH to maximise yields and profitability
  • Rapidly corrects soil acidity for better return on expenditure
  • Persistent pH control for better return on expenditure
  • Supplies useful plant nutrients
  • Improves soil structure at higher rates
  • Compatiblity with organic systems

More info on Crop Optimisation

Unique Product Features

  • Very fine particle size - ensures fast-acting and lasting ph correction
  • Dry substance level - minimises dust when spreading
  • Nutrient content - provides useful contribution to soil fertility
  • Organic approval - via the Soil Association
  • Storage robustness - offers on-farm flexibility

Nutrients

A unique advantage of LimeX70, and an important one regarding overall farm costs, is the value of the nutrients integral in the product.

The following table illustrates the minimum nutrient content (kg/tonne of LimeX) for phosphate, magnesium and sulphur (expressed as P2O5, MgO and SO3) for LimeX45 and LimeX70 products.

The benefit of these nutrients to crop nutrition can be determined from the Fertiliser Manual  (RB209 8th Edition 2010).

Nutrient LimeX70 (kg/tonne) LimeX45 (kg/tonne)
Total P2O5* 10* 7
Total MgO 7* 5
Total SO3
6 4

*Current Wissington P2O5 minimum is 8Kg/t and MgO minimum is 6kg/t

Cereals, Sugar Beet, Oil Seed, Grassland

At an application rate of 5 tonne/ hectare (2t/ acre) of LimeX70 [ 7t/ hectare (3t/ acre) for LimeX45 ] the combined value of these integral nutrients is around £60 per hectare (inclusive of the savings in applying individual nutrients).

Clubroot

At an application rate of 10 tonne/ hectare (4t/acre) of LimeX70 [ 14t/ hectare (6t/ acre) for LimeX45 ] the combined value of these integral nutrients is now around £110 per hectare (inclusive of the savings in applying individual nutrients)

Based on anticipated fertiliser prices for Autumn 2015

Minimum pH for Optimising Crop Yields

The following graphs clearly demonstrate how important pH is to maximising yields of a broad range of crops.

1. Optimum pH range for crops

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2. Target pH for Sugar Beet

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3. Minimum pH for crops

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LimeX has Soil Association approval and can be used with complete confidence with organic farming systems. *Consult your certification body
A unique advantage of LimeX, and an important one regarding overall costs, is the value of the nutrients integral in the product
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.