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Hillmount Farm

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We're into our second year now of spreading lime to correct soil pH.



This time targeting our lowest pH fields between 5.3 and 5.5. We've spread it green this time rather than incorporate direct into soil at the point of reseeding. This is so we can start the process of building pH up over a broad area of the farm rather than having to wait for the point of reseeding, which will only ever be a small area each year. But it had me wondering how long it takes for the lime to incorporate and affect pH when spread green like this? The other question is the carbon cost of lime which I seem to remember wasn't insubstantial in the Agrecalc carbon footprint equation. Any ideas?

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