Lime- Slurry

Alwaysinit

Member
Arable Farmer
Can I spread lime on top of my stubbles and maybe a week later follow with pig slurry infront of the plough, or did I read somewhere there is a reaction between lime and slurry?
 

Alwaysinit

Member
Arable Farmer
yes, first choice would be to put the lime on top of the ploughing, but with my heavy stuff it can be only a matter of a day after the plough between it being too wet to travel and it drying like concrete, so on top of stubble would have been handy.
 

Dragon

Member
Location
Cornwall
yes, first choice would be to put the lime on top of the ploughing, but with my heavy stuff it can be only a matter of a day after the plough between it being too wet to travel and it drying like concrete, so on top of stubble would have been handy.
I understand your reasoning,
I just wouldn't want to spend 30-60 an acre to then essentially bury the lime below the seed germination area, obviously the roots will eventually find the higher pH soil.
 
Not sure I know of an adverse reaction with lime and slurry, but as @PSQ says there is definitely something with gypsum and slurry.

Whilst I agree with you all in that lime should not ideally be ploughed under, I do have several customers who do just that. They plough every year so I think that’s the key, as long as it’s ploughed up again soon then they don’t use any more lime than their neighbours.
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
Not sure I know of an adverse reaction with lime and slurry, but as @PSQ says there is definitely something with gypsum and slurry.

Whilst I agree with you all in that lime should not ideally be ploughed under, I do have several customers who do just that. They plough every year so I think that’s the key, as long as it’s ploughed up again soon then they don’t use any more lime than their neighbours.
What about lime post drilling or cultivate, lime, drill I know exactly what the op means about critical drilling timing on heavy land.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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