Agriculture & Forestry

Agriculture & Forestry

Agriculture & Forestry

Lime, limestone, dolomite are used in agriculture and forestry to modify the pH of acid soil  and to add magnesium and calcium nutrients. . These nutrients are essential for healthy plant growth resulting in a crop yield increase. This allows for better utilize acreage and reduce the impact of intensive agriculture (fertilizers) on the environment.

Fertilization

Soil fertility is primarily related to the combination of minerals and organic components, coupled with the right structure for optimum air and water exchange.

You can ensure rational soil amendment using calcium and magnesium to improve the soil's physical structure. This results in a better chemical balance and boosts the soil's biology. By controlling topsoil acidity through use of the strong base that Lhoist's products contain, you can also facilitate better plant uptake of fertilizing compounds

In forestry, calcium and magnesium dolomite-based products, stimulate photosynthesis. Added to the soil, dolomite, changes the pH of acidic soil to more neutral conditions.  This better ensures assimilation of nutrients, resulting in a significant increase in forest productivity.

Lhoist has developed a range of foliar fertilizers for specific application in cases where plant growth is limited due to the reduced usage of soil fertilizers. Sprayed on crop leaves, our products stimulate growth by directly supplying specific soluble nutrients. This sustainable agriculture approach reduces the use of fertilizers and increasing crop yields.

Ongoing field trials and other forms of collaboration between Lhoist scientists and university researchers are resulting in the continual development of new types of agri-forestry products.