Agricultural Liming is a fundamental
aspect of soil husbandry, which farmers throughout the world have
recognised as playing a major role in overall business profitability
and environmental diversification.
The Agricultural Lime Association (ALA) seeks to inform users
of the many benefits associated with the application of natural
quarried agricultural lime and represents the interests of its
member companies on all issues of concern to the industry. All
the ALA members conform to the latest Fertiliser Regulations and
have adopted a Quality Code of Practice.
The importance for regular liming applications is often understated.
The soil is a vital resource to the farmer and it is therefore
crucial that he looks after it in both the short and long-term.
If the soil acidity increases (pH below 7), it will eventually
lead to a considerable reduction in fertility and consequently
crop performance. Unless regular steps are taken to redress the
pH by applying a liming material, there will be a natural reduction
in lime status and fertility. Lime loss and increased acidity
often occurs as a result of the following:
|Lime loss and increased acidity often occurs
as a result of the following:
| The passage of water through
the soil into the drainage system.
|The loss will vary considerably
depending on the type of crop and farming practices adopted
|The use of fertilisers,
particularly those with high ammonium nitrate concentration.
|The effects of acid rain
and other pollutants.
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