Prilled Granulated Lime options

I don't know if you have OMYA products over in the UK, but we had problems with their Calciprill when using it through a drill. It becomes a powder in the hoses.

When spreading ordinary lime, has anyone had trouble with effectiveness of a following glyphosate application? If lime lockes up some of the substance..
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
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Montgomeryshire
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....
Have you tried Wynnstay? Usually pretty competitive for fert & seed, whereas BCW are only near when pushed to match a competitor’s price...
 
Have you tried Wynnstay? Usually pretty competitive for fert & seed, whereas BCW are only near when pushed to match a competitor’s price...
They had none available when I asked last year... hence a visit from BCW!

Wynnstay have improved pricing a lot this time I have found too, maybe the big new warehouse at Astley allowing more cost effective purchases. Handy for me too, 90min round trip for a small lot of fert. incl farting around with the u/s office staff who just look at you through the window for 5 mins before asking what I want!!
 

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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