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Soil Test Note #2 - Field Crops


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

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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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Publication Date

September 9, 2019