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Guidance on Applying LimeX

LimeX is an agricultural liming product and is not specifically subject to the revised NVZ guidance or regulatory enforcement. Currently, only general guidance exists for the responsible environmental management of liming products within the CoGAP 2009 (see Section 5.6 432-435 incl).

The following is our guidance on environmentally compliant on-farm application of LimeX:

Avoid field applications under the following conditions:

  • waterlogged
  • flooded
  • snow covered
  • frozen for more than 12 hours in the previous 24 hours

In addition, spreading should be as accurate as possible and not within 2 metres of any surface water.

Remember: It is the responsibility of the occupier of the land to consider making a pre-application field inspection to assess risk of run-off to surface water; and to record all field applications and nutrient contribution within the nutrient management plan.

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.


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.