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Authored by: Mark Reiter, Associate Professor and Extension Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; and Rory Maguire, Professor and Nutrient Management Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech. Introduction

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Agricultural limestone is utilized to neutralize soil acidity [H+ cations] in Virginia agricultural production systems; which raises soil pH. Optimal soil pH for most grain, oilseed, fiber, and vegetable crops ranges from 6.2 to 6.5. We have several common liming sources available to use in Virginia that also provide important plant nutrients for optimal crop growth.

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Publication Date

February 16, 2021