Calcifert to aid organic farming - LKAB Minerals

In celebration of Organic September, we are highlighting the potential benefits of organic farming and which of our products can be used.

What is organic farming? 

Organic farming refers to the production or growth of food without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or artificial chemicals.  

As supported by the Soil Association, organic agriculture can offer the following benefits:  

  • It helps to support biodiversity and wildlife. 
  • It can help to combat climate change. 
  • Organic regulations offer the highest standards of animal welfare. 
  • Reduces exposure to pesticides.

What makes Calcifert Lime and Calcifert Mag organic?  

OF&G and the Scottish Organic Producers Association approved Calcifert Lime and Calcifert Mag for use in organic agriculture. Their certification states that these products comply with their standards (incorporating EC Regulations 834/2007). 

Our Calcifert Lime is produced using virgin limestone from Derbyshire quarries. The raw material is transported to our plant in Runcorn, where it is ground into an ultra-fine powder before granulating. This produces our organic and easy-to-apply products for the agricultural industry and organic farmers. 

If you would like to find out more, get in contact here

Click on ‘documentation’ here if you want to see our organic certifications, application recommendations sheets, or spreader settings.