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News & Events

2017 LimeX Events

Grassland & Muck - 24th-25th May 2017

LimeX will once again be exhibiting at the Grassland & Muck show on Wednesday 24th May and Thursday 25th May. Come and visit us on stand #305. Please visit the Grassland & Muck website for futher information.

Cereals - 14th-15th June 2017

Cereals: the technical event for the arable industry. Join us on stand 218a at Cereals to discuss your liming needs. For for further information please the visit the Cereals website.

BBRO Summer Open Days

We will be exhibiting at the ever popular BBRO summer open days which take place at two locations this year:

4th July - Bracebridge Heath

6th July - Morley, Norfolk

Please visit bbro.co.uk for further information.

Croptec - 29th-30th November 2017

We will be Croptec again in 2017. For further information please visit croptecshow.com.


Concerns over the recent, rapid decline in liming

Is your grassland suffering from acidity and risking yield and quality?

Reliable evidence from the British Survey of Fertiliser Practice illustrates the decline in grassland liming. The grassland liming trend has declined dramatically in the past 12 months as shown in table 1:

(click on graph to open PDF)

Table 1: Liming trends from the British Survey of Fertiliser Practice.


 
The data emphasises a long term reduction in lime use for ‘all grass’ over the past decade, with a 35% decline in the past 12 months, to the lowest level since 2001!. 

Indications are that our grasslands are becoming more acidic, and this reduction in pH is likely to adversely affect sward composition, and therefore grassland yield and quality will decline.

Furthermore, nitrogen applications increase the natural rate of soil acidification, and cut herbage (i.e. silage) removes significantly larger quantities of calcium when compared to other crops.

Therefore routine pH testing and liming is required to ensure consequential loss of yield and forage quality is avoided by keeping soil pH at an appropriate level.


Low pH compromises yield potential and quality - plan your liming now! Click the links below for further infomation:

News Release No 1 - 2016

News Release No 2 - 2016

LimeX is the ideal product for fast acting, but lasting pH correction on grassland, and can be used in organic farming systems. Furthermore, the integral nutrient package within LimeX contributes to maintaining soil fertility by supplying valuable quantities of P2O5, MgO   and SO3.

LimeX is available to order now for for campaign back loading for use now, or for on farm storage for 2017 use. For more information on LimeX please contact 0870 2402314.


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The Effect of pH on Crop Yields

Minimum levels of pH vary from crop to crop as can be seen from quantified data...


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Technical Literature

We've produced a series of technical leaflets on the benefits of using LimeX products for different agricultural applications:

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LimeX - Product Status

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.
Results of Efficacy Trials

We now have the results of our latest trials on the efficacy of limeX against other liming materials ...

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Concerns over the recent, rapid decline in grassland liming: 

Is your grassland suffering from acidity and risking yield and quality?

 

Reliable evidence from the British Survey of Fertiliser Practice illustrates the decline in grassland liming. The grassland liming trend has declined dramatically in the past 12 months as shown in table 1:

 

Table 1: Liming trends from the British Survey of Fertiliser Practice.

 

 

The data emphasises a long term reduction in lime use for ‘all grass’ over the past decade, with a 35% decline in the past 12 months, to the lowest level since 2001!.  

 

Indications are that our grasslands are becoming more acidic, and this reduction in pH is likely to adversely affect sward composition, and therefore grassland yield and quality will decline.

 

Furthermore, nitrogen applications increase the natural rate of soil acidification, and cut herbage (i.e. silage) removes significantly larger quantities of calcium when compared to other crops.

 

Therefore routine pH testing and liming is required to ensure consequential loss of yield and forage quality is avoided by keeping soil pH at an appropriate level.

 

LimeX is the ideal product for fast acting, but lasting pH correction on grassland, and can be used in organic farming systems. Furthermore, the integral nutrient package within LimeX contributes to maintaining soil fertility by supplying valuable quantities of P2O5, MgO   and SO3.

 

LimeX is available to order now for this spring and early summer, but stocks will not last. For more information on LimeX please contact 0870 2402314, or visit: limex.co.uk

 

Ends.

 

For more information please contact:

Richard Cogman, LimeX Manager, richard.cogman@britishsugar.com

Tel: 01733 422085 or 07850 369840.

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.