Calcium fertilizers are among the first fertilizers in history. The Ancient Greeks and Romans praised their beneficial effects. As a provider of nutrients, calcium carbonate helps to sustain plants and as a natural buffer, the mineral stabilizes the pH value of the soil. These characteristics explain why calcium carbonate is still an important fertilizer for agriculture and forestry today. Every year, more than 4.5 million tons are produced in Europe alone.
In the agricultural sector the manifold properties of the mineral are important. Fertilizing lime is an additive for the production of pesticides and for animal foodstuffs. Natural calcium carbonate is a suitable product for sustainable environmentally friendly agriculture.
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