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Calculating your Liming Requirements

Agriculture

LimeX70 Application Rates (for 1 pH unit increase)

Soil Type Arable
20cm depth
tonnes hectare
(tonnes/acre)
Grassland
15cm depth
tonnes hectare
(tonnes/acre)
Sands 9.0 (3.6) 7.5 (3.0)
Light 10.5 (4.3) 7.5 (3.0)
Medium & Clay 12.0 (4.9) 9.0 (3.6)
Organic 16.5 (6.7) 10.5 (4.3)
Peat/Peaty 24.0 (9.7) 10.5 (4.3)

 

LimeX45 Application Rates (for 1pH unit increase)

Soil Type Arable
20cm depth
tonnes hectare
(tonnes/acre)
Grassland
15cm depth
tonnes hectare
(tonnes/acre)
Sands 12.0 (5.0) 10.0 (4.0)
Light 14.0 (6.0) 10.0 (4.0)
Medium & Clay 16.0 (6.5) 12.0 (5.0)
Organic 20.0 (8.0) 14.0 (6.0)
Peat/Peaty 32.0 (13.0) 14.0 (6.0)

Brownfield Restoration:

Application rates for the restoration of brownfield sites are dependent upon factors such as contamination and the particular circumstances of the development. Contact the LimeX Helpdesk on 0870 240 2314 for assistance.

Members of the LimeX team discuss a customer's soil sample
LimeX is highly effective in the restoration of brownfield sites
Soil sampling can be carried out on foot or by ATV
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.