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Facts on Applying Lime

01 April 2021
Type Factsheet

Lime is a key technology for Ireland to increase farm N efficiency, reduce overall chemical N usage and deliver on agricultural emission reduction targets. This factsheet provides information on a number of factors identified as barriers to the application of lime.

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This factsheet looks at the following areas:

  1. Paddock availability
  2. Lime residue on grass
  3. Softening of the ground/sod
  4. Silage fields
  5. Lime & slurry
  6. Lime & urea
  7. Lime & high Molybdenum soils
  8. Speed of reactivity
  9. Return on investment (ROI)
  10. Lime type

For more information visit: www.teagasc.ie/crops/soil--soil-fertility/

This factsheet was prepared by Mark Plunkett, Teagasc Johnstown Castle