ID

452-702 (CSES-100P)

Authors as Published

 Rory Maguire, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist, Virginia Tech; Wade Thomason, Extension Grains Specialist, Virginia Tech; Steve Heckendorn, Soil Test Laboratory Manager, Virginia Tech

Cover, Soil Test Note No. 2 – Field Crops

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 Most Virginia soils are acidic and require lime applications at three- to five-year intervals. Maintaining the correct soil pH has several benefits, such as encouraging healthy root development and making sure nutrients in the soil are available to the plant. For example, low pH can cause aluminum toxicity and can decrease phosphorus availability. 


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

September 25, 2014