The ALC system classifies land according to the extent to which its physical or chemical characteristics impose long-term limitations on agricultural use.
Land can be classified into one of five agricultural grades or certain nonagricultural grades. Grading depends on climate, site and soil factors. Grade 1 denotes high-quality land with little/no limitations for agricultural use. Grade 5 is the lowest quality. Development of grades 1, 2 and subgrade 3a is avoided to protect the ‘best and most versatile’ soils.
To discuss your requirements, please get in touch with ALC Consultant Martin Worsley