Liming: More than just disease control
Date & Time
Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Miles Dyck

This presentation will focus on how soil pH responds to agricultural management practices, affects soil nutrient availability, overall soil health and crop growth. Soil pH is a function of the interaction between inherent soil characteristics (soil texture and mineralogy) and management.  Agricultural management practices such as the use of fertilizers, crop rotation, and liming can alter soil pH, either increasing acidity or alkalinity, thus impacting nutrient availability and crop yields.  The rate at which soil pH changes in response to management depends on soil buffering capacity. Monitoring and managing soil pH is important for maintaining or improving crop yields and soil health.