Prilled Granulated Lime options

Before any of the illustrious Spreaders of fine Lime Products start, I am not wanting to spread the stuff!! :)

I am out of anything in the shed, now and am looking at what can go down the pipe with for countering some of the acidity issues when DD seed into killed off grassy seedbeds. I have a few ac to do this Spring, and more next Autumn

What is the best priced suitable product now...? I was a little gobsmacked at the last 3-4 bags 600kg I bought from BCW, at that price, I anticipated gold dust mixed in....
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
If it needs lime why not spread by contractor before drilling or spray off well before drilling or spray after drilling as them are all ways around the problem .
Also in Dry times its not so much of an issue as I understand it .
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Before any of the illustrious Spreaders of fine Lime Products start, I am not wanting to spread the stuff!! :)

I am out of anything in the shed, now and am looking at what can go down the pipe with for countering some of the acidity issues when DD seed into killed off grassy seedbeds. I have a few ac to do this Spring, and more next Autumn

What is the best priced suitable product now...? I was a little gobsmacked at the last 3-4 bags 600kg I bought from BCW, at that price, I anticipated gold dust mixed in....
Lorry loads £120/t
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Before any of the illustrious Spreaders of fine Lime Products start, I am not wanting to spread the stuff!! :)

I am out of anything in the shed, now and am looking at what can go down the pipe with for countering some of the acidity issues when DD seed into killed off grassy seedbeds. I have a few ac to do this Spring, and more next Autumn

What is the best priced suitable product now...? I was a little gobsmacked at the last 3-4 bags 600kg I bought from BCW, at that price, I anticipated gold dust mixed in....
Lorry loads £120/t
At the dose rate of 500kg/ha needed to counter the acids it works out at £24.28/acre, cheaper than redrilling and even if it isn’t necessary it’s hardly wasted IMO.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Before any of the illustrious Spreaders of fine Lime Products start, I am not wanting to spread the stuff!! :)

I am out of anything in the shed, now and am looking at what can go down the pipe with for countering some of the acidity issues when DD seed into killed off grassy seedbeds. I have a few ac to do this Spring, and more next Autumn

What is the best priced suitable product now...? I was a little gobsmacked at the last 3-4 bags 600kg I bought from BCW, at that price, I anticipated gold dust mixed in....
There's gold in most BCW products ime
 
Can you put it down the spout with seed
We have put calcifert down the spout with seed on many occasions with our duncan drill - suggested by our NZ contributors. I think we have successfully used around 100kg/ha as its a temporary fix and very localised to the seed to avoid that acid environment that inhibits germination caused by rotting root mass on old swards that have been sprayed out. Works well with brassicas. Its usually where we get a call to drill and theres no time to get bulk lime sorted.
 

TBradbury

Member
Arable Farmer
We have put calcifert down the spout with seed on many occasions with our duncan drill - suggested by our NZ contributors. I think we have successfully used around 100kg/ha as its a temporary fix and very localised to the seed to avoid that acid environment that inhibits germination caused by rotting root mass on old swards that have been sprayed out. Works well with brassicas. Its usually where we get a call to drill and theres no time to get bulk lime sorted.
Is that deeper than the seed or in the see slot itself?
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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