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Authored by Joyce Latimer, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech, and S.E. Heckendorn, Laboratory Manager, Soil Testing Laboratory, Virginia Tech

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For Established Plants – When less than 5 pounds per 100 square feet is recommended, spread lime evenly around plants and, if possible, rake into the top inch of soil without disturbing the root system. Wash off any lime that comes in contact with foliage.

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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, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

October 11, 2019