Agricultural Lime

Glendinning have been producing naturally quarried agricultural lime for over 50 years and it is produced to the highest standards.

Limestone rock is ground in mills, as the effectiveness of a liming material is dependent upon its fineness of grinding, the relative hardness of the parent rock and the neutralising value.

Under the Fertiliser Regulations 1991 and the EC Fertiliser Regulations 2013 which control the sale of agricultural lime, these criteria are given values and Glendinning Lime meets the highest standard of these for naturally quarried lime and can be classified as ground agricultural lime or fine quality grade.

WHY LIME?

Acidity (pH) is the enemy of the productive potential of grassland and arable soils, ultimately resulting in lower arable yields, reduced livestock growth and reduced income. Using lime can effectively help reverse these problems.

A GUIDE TO THE OPTIMUM PH FOR CROP GROWTH


Lime is removed from the land by:

  • Leaching
  • Crop off take
  • Fertilisers

Regular soil testing and application will maintain the lime status of the soil, ensuring that, for grassland, a preferred pH values of 6.0 and, for arable soils, 6.5 may be maintained. Lime is a simple and cost effective
way of reducing acidity.

How Soil PH Affects the Availability of Plant Nutrients


The Benefits of Lime
  • Improves soil structure
  • Essential for maximising the benefit from expensive fertilisers
  • Improves the efficiency of herbicides
  • Low cost, easy application
  • A long-term investment in the productive potential of the land

Maintaining the appropriate pH of your soil is the most remunerative investment a land manager can make. A small deficiency in soil pH can significantly impact crop yield. Whereas the application of Glendinning lime can be a key ingredient in helping soils reach their full potential.