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Maintain Soil PH above 6.0 with G-Lime

Posted on 17 January 2017

Soil is one of the most important resources to help maximise livestock production and arable yields. One of the best ways to improve soil efficiency is to use G-Lime a granulated lime to raise and maintain soil pH.

Historically it was easy to fall into a pattern of mass lime application every 5-10 years when soil became unproductive. This strategy resulted in huge yield and productivity losses, as soil pH dropped below 6.0. In fact up to £100 of every tonne of fertiliser applied to acidic soil, can be locked into the soil and made unavailable to the plants roots. If mass application was an efficient way of applying plant nutrients, it would be common practive to apply 5-10 years of fertiliser in the same manner. This would result in huge levels of waste. The advent of G-Lime gives us the ability to apply lime like a fertiliser with conventional spreading equipment.

Beef and Arable Farmer, Victor Hunniford recently used G-Lime on his farm near Portadown. Victor farms over 1,000 arable acres in N. Ireland & Scotland and raises over 800 beef cattle. “I applied G-Lime onto three quarters of a field and could easily see where it had been applied. The difference was unbelievable and it was a far healthier looking crop from the day it was established.”

By maintaining ideal soil pH, nutrient uptake is maximised and nutrient deficiency situations are potentially avoided. When a crop struggles, the solution is to apply an extra bag of fertiliser or expensive micronutrients in the hope to correct the deficiency. Once these symptoms appear, damage to yield and quality has already occurred and there will be no recovery of lost yield.

By applying G-Lime granulated lime it will raise & maintain soil pH, make available nutrients that are locked into the soil, and avoid costly yield and quality losses.