With rising pressures on farm expenditure liming is often by-passed. Acidity can affect crop performance dramatically. We advise soil testing to be carried out every one to two years to determine the lime requirements. We offer a full soil testing service, where we can then determine how much you require. We produce our own lime in our Quarry and deliver it with our 32 Ton trucks, each load has a printed weight ticket and we spread it with our own LPG trailed lime spreaders.
Lime is a vital yet still often under-appreciated aspect in good soil husbandry. We have been supplying agricultural lime to farmers for 40 years and offer a cost effective service.
Lack of Lime, with a resulting increase in acidity, is a major problem for agricultural land. It occurs through acid rain, natural leaching, application of ammonium-rich fertilisers. We can guide you and determine how much lime is needed and arrange a skilled operator to apply the lime using up to date machinery.
pH value and Lime Requirements
We offer a service to provide you with an accurate pH report. We understand the need for accurate and objective reporting. The degree of soil acidity or alkalinity is measured by what is known as a pH scale. A figure of pH7 represents a materials relationship to the neutral position of pure water at pH 7.0 Figures below 7 indicate increasing acidity and above 7 increasing alkalinity. The optimum for general cropping is between pH 6.8 and 7.0 For permanent grassland the optimum level pH is slightly lower.
It is particularly important to adjust soil pH well in advance for sensitive crops such as oilseed rape, sugar beet, barley and peas.
We are a family run business, with the location of our chalk pit quarry at Pyecombe, near Brighton, East Sussex. We screen all our lime to 10mm down to dust. We have two trail spreaders, which do minimal damage to the land.
If you require further information or a quotation, please contact our professional and friendly team where we can assist you further.