The Department of Agriculture has opened an €8 million National Liming Programme.
Mayo Deputy Michael Ring says farmers can now avail of a €16/tonne subvention to support the spreading of lime, helping to regulate soil fertility and reduce the need for chemical fertiliser.
The National Liming Programme is open for applications now and will close on the 20th April 2023”.
Deputy Rings says the government recognises that soil fertility is the foundation of a profitable and sustainable farm. As part of the Government’s response to the price increases in input costs, the National Liming Programme will help offset part of the expense of using lime. By having a balanced soil pH, he argues, it will reduce the need for “artificial fertilisers which is good for the environment and good for the farmer’s pocket.”
Farmers wishing to apply for the Liming Programme should apply through www.agfood.ie by the closing date of 20th April 2023.