Lime And Managing Soil Health

Host: | Date: 11 Sep 2019

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    GRDC Podcast: Lime And Managing Soil Health

    Liming to maintain good soil pH levels and avoiding yield losses is just as important as applying fertiliser for maximising yields.

    Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Liming to maintain good soil pH levels and avoiding yield losses is just as important as applying fertiliser for maximising yields.

If growers let soil pH levels in the topsoil run-down (pH in CaCl2 < 5.0) they are at risk of creating soil acidity issues at depth which are harder and more expensive to treat.

In general, not enough lime has been applied frequently enough to address acidification occurring within the whole soil profile, so soil test to depth and calculate lime requirements for 0-10cm, 10-20cm and 20-30cm, not just the top 10cm of soil.

For further information

Lisa Miller
Southern Farming Systems
23 High St, Inverleigh, Vic 3321
0488 600 226
lmiller@sfs.org.au

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