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WHY USE LIME ›

The application of lime has multiple benefits for Irish farmers. Essentially lime increases the pH of an acidic soil to ensure more efficient utilisation of fertilizers and manures with resulting improved yields.

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PRACTICAL INFO ›

Ensure you get the maximum benefit from your agricultural lime.

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PRODUCERS ›

Get your Grolime in time, no matter where you are. Only the producers included on this website are approved to use the Grolime trademark.

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GROLIME ›

There are many additional benefits to making sure your agricultural lime comes from a Grolime supplier.

WELCOME TO GROLIME

Welcome to the Grolime website. We hope you find our website interesting and helpful to you in outlining the many benefits of agricultural lime as a vital soil nutrient which is necessary to maintain farm productivity. The website will demonstrate that soils maintained close to the target pH have the benefit of increased yields and more efficient utilisation of fertilisers.

Grolime is a certified trademark of Grolime Ltd and only certain manufacturers of agricultural lime are authorised to use this trademark. Details of the manufacturers authorised to use this trademark are listed in the Producers section of the website.

WHY CHOOSE GROLIME?

  • Achieve increased yields
  • Ensure more efficient utilisation of fertilizers and manures
  • Ensure better persistence of the more productive grassland species
  • Increase the availability of phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, calcium, magnesium and nitrogen
  • Improve soil structure
  • Increase earthworm and microbial activity
  • Assist a more balanced uptake of nutrients by the crop

SEE WHAT GROLIME USERS HAVE TO SAY

I use Grolime when my soil testing shows I need lime. I always get the crop response I’m looking for.
Noel Moore, Columcille, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny - Tillage Farmer
We find that using Grolime for the past 40yrs gives better grass yield. As its all young cattle I rear, they thrive much better on the quality grass from land with Grolime applied. This means more net weight gained, higher quality beef and better end price.
Patrick Hughes, Caherduff, The Neale, Co. Mayo - Beef Farmer
Grolime supplies Calcium and in some cases Magnesium. It is important for the production of milk, healthy bone development in livestock and helps to reduce the incidence of grass tetany. Since a large proportion of Irish soils are naturally acidic, planned lime application is essential for growing conditions. By regulating soil pH, Grolime improves the availability of other plant nutrients and important trace elements.
John Kelly, O'Callaghan's Mills, Co Clare - Dairy Farmer