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Sources of Lime for Acid Soils in Virginia

452-510 (SPES-158P) Acid soil limits crop yields on many Virginia farms. With only a few exceptions, the climate in Virginia causes unlimited soils to be moderately to strongly acidic. This soil acidity can be directly toxic to plants but more often; it reduces the plants' efficiency at nutrient utilization, especially phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and nitrogen (N). Proper management of soil acidity is the foundation of efficient soil fertility management in Virginia. 8.5 x 11, DS, 11 pages, color pages 1,3,6,9,10, 24#, single staple upper left