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Soil Test Note No. 2 - Field Crops

452-702 (CSES-100P) 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. W, DS, 24#, Staple upper left, 3 pages