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 is a unique product with specific attributes:
LimeX's fine particle size is at the heart of its effectiveness in adjusting the acidity of contaminated land - it ensures it is both fast-acting and long lasting.
By means of deep mechanical cultivation, LimeX quickly integrates into the existing material. The process can be accelerated by the addition of fertile topsoil such as Landscape20, a high-quality product from British Sugar's TOPSOIL business (bstopsoil.co.uk)
LimeX has a unique advantage over competitive products in that it contains a number of nutrients that significantly increase the rate of plant growth. The levels of Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide and Sulphate inherent in LimeX reduce the need to add costly materials to the site.
LimeX is an outstanding example of sustainability. The product is a recycled co-product of British Sugar's beet processing and benefits from an ISO-accredited manufacturing discipline that ensures total quality control.