n FarmBiz - Soil acidity and its impact on agriculture - production

Volume 5 Number 12
  • ISSN : 2410-5635


Soil acidity is one of the major plant nutrition problems grain producers in South Africa are faced with. It can seriously impede production and, ultimately, profits. In 1961 agricultural industry experts determined that at least four million tons of lime should be applied to soil in South Africa. Approximately 1,5 million tons of lime are currently used on the country’s acidic soils, but this is not nearly enough in relation to the rate of acidification.

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