Farmers within Nitrates Derogation that are under the compulsory adoption of a farm scale liming programme, are being assured that there is presently no disruption to the supply of ground agricultural limestone in light of the current Covid-19 restrictions. This is the message from The Ground Limestone Producers Association of Ireland (GLPAI).

The most recent Covid-19 public health measures that are in place facilitate the continuation of farming and agricultural operations. These measures allow for the manufacture, transport, distribution and sale of lime and fertiliser products which are considered an essential part of the food supply chain.

Chairman of the GLPAI, Eoin O’Carroll advised farmers seeking ground agricultural lime, to call their local Grolime approved lime supplier to place their order, and delivery would be arranged while still maintaining strict Covid-19 hygiene best practice. The member companies within the GLPAI are committed to the supply of ground agricultural limestone to the farming community while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of both their employees and customers is priority.

Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) is an integral part of the nutrient use efficiency of a farm and the benefits of correcting the pH balance of the soil through liming; releases up to 80kg Nitrogen (N)/ha/year, increases the response to freshly applied N, P & K and unlocks soil Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K).

Grolime is a certified trademark which is administered by the members of the GLPAI; a representative body comprised of 16 member companies operating in 29 locations across the Republic of Ireland, all of whom manufacture and sell ground limestone to farmers throughout the country.

Farmers should contact their local Grolime supplier for further information. Click here to find your local supplier.