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How and Where to Use LimeX

Initial Survey

Prior to using LimeX, we recommend customers undertake a survey of their land to ascertain their exact requirements.

Agricultural Applications

As part of our comprehensive customer support package, we offer a professional soil sampling / pH mapping service. Our fully-trained, qualified operatives undertake a field-by-field survey resulting in a comprehensive map of pH values. From this they are able to recommend a application level of LimeX to adjust the area to its optimum pH.

Click here for more information on our Soil Sampling & pH Mapping Service >>

Brownfield Applications

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.

Built Environment

Incorporation levels of Ecofil70, our latest new product, are dependent upon the final use of the project.

Contact the LimeX Helpdesk on 0870 240 2314 for assistance.

Where to use LimeX

LimeX products* are suitable for Agriculture; Brownfield Development and Built-Environment projects:


LimeX is the UK's leading product for the correction of soil acidity where its unique benefits have been proven over more than 80 years. Ease of application, integral nutrient content, all-year availability and low cost-in-use are important to arable, grassland, brassicas and organic farming.

Brownfield Development

In recent years, LimeX has demonstrated its effectiveness as a cost-effective material for the restoration of brownfield sites. It can be especially successful when combined with TOPSOIL Landscape 20 to produce an area ideal for landscaping.

Built Environment

Ecofil70 is the latest new product in the continuing growth of the LimeX range. It has been developed especially for construction use.

*Note: British Sugar can confirm that all LimeX products have 'product status'. As such, customers do not need an exemption under the Waste Management Licencing Regulations or Agricultural Waste Regulations.

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.