Billown Lime Quarries Ltd provides a screened limestone
Lime is an important part of agricultural management of the
land. The primary reason to apply agricultural lime is to correct
the high levels of acidity in soils. It helps maintain soil
fertility and is essential for grass and cereal growing.
The effects of agricultural lime on soils are:
- It increases the pH of acidic soils
- It provides a source of calcium and magnesium for
- It permits improved water penetration for acidic soils
- It improves the uptake of major plant nutrients (nitrogen,
phosphorus and potassium) of plants growing on acid soils
A spinner-style lime spreader is used for the distribution of
the bulk lime from a location close to the site.
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