Reminder that Applications for National Liming Programme Close Tomorrow

Farmers are reminded that tomorrow is the closing date to apply to the National Liming Programme.

The programme was introduced by the Department of Agriculture to incentivise the use of lime.

Applicants that have submitted a Basic Payment scheme (BPS) application in 2022 and/or a Basic Income Support for Sustainability (BISS) application in 2023 are eligible to apply.

Claims for payment must be submitted by 31st October 2023.

Liming can improve the response to freshly applied N, P, and K, while providing a valuable source of calcium.

Trial results have also indicated that increasing soil pH to optimum levels leads to a significant reduction in Nitrous Oxide (N2O) emissions while simultaneously increasing grass and other crop yields.

Full details here.

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