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The use of lime on semi-natural grassland in agri-environment schemes (TIN045)

A technical note providing guidance on the use of lime on semi-natural grasslands.

Year of Publication2011

Edition 3 of Technical Information Note 045.Soil pH is an important factor influencing the species composition of semi-natural grassland. Soil pH is controlled by geology, rainfall, soil texture and management practices. The maintenance and restoration of the biodiversity value of species-rich neutral grassland and some types of fen meadows on soils prone to acidity through leaching is dependent on the periodic application of lime. This note provides guidance on the use of lime on semi-natural grasslands.

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