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Brownfield Development

LimeX has proved very effective in restoring brownfield sites, particularly those that have been contaminated and are unable to support green cover or plant growth.

LimeX is a unique product with specific attributes:

  • pH correction
  • soil-forming
  • integral nutrients
  • sustainable

pH Correction

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.

Soil Forming

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)

Integral Nutrients

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.

Sustainable

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.

UK Coal successfully used LimeX to restore former colliery sites. Click here to view Case Study
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.