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.
A major reason for the outstanding performance of LimeX is its very fine particle size. The chart below shows how LimeX compares with other liming products in passing through various sieves - it displays a considerable performance advantage with the 150µm sieve.
This fine level of particle size results in the twin advantages of rapid action and longevity of effect.
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Reactivity method: CEN/TC 260/WG 3/P1/95A - June 1999
*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.