The AQS is an industry-led initiative that requires all participating lime producers to undertake annual tests to check they are compliant with UK national or EU regulatory standards. It has been created by the Agricultural Lime Association (ALA) so that farmers can have confidence in the quality of the lime they are buying and is the first assurance benchmark within the UK fertiliser sector for agricultural lime products. The standard includes tests to measure neutralising value, fineness as well as calcium and magnesium content.
The AQS provides farmers with added reassurance that the lime they are buying has been independently verified as meeting a recognised standard.Here at Calcifert, we're delighted to be involved with the scheme and hope others in the industry will follow our lead. We firmly believe farmers need to have confidence in the specification of the inputs they are applying to their soil, in order to get the results they require and expect.
By buying Calcifert Lime, farmers can be confident of getting a very high quality, premium ground limestone that's 100% reactive.