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.
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.
Lime is removed from the land by:
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.
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.