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Ans: Soil acidity can be corrected or neutralized by liming the soil, or adding basic materials to neutralize the acid present. The most commonly used liming material is agricultural limestone. The limestone is not very water-soluble, making it easy to handle. As lime dissolves in the soil, calcium (Ca) moves to the surface of soil particles, replacing the acidity. The acidity reacts with the carbonate (CO 3 ) to form carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and water (H 2 O). The result is a soil that is less acidic (has a higher pH) or basic."
Asked by Kashish Chhabra | 4th Aug, 2014, 07:38: PM
- The soil may be acidic or basic naturally.
- But if there is an excess use of materials like quicklime(calicum oxide) or slaked lime(calcium hydroxide) or chalk(calcium carbonate), the pH of the soil can go up to 8.3.
- The alkalinity of the soil can be reduced by adding decaying matter (manure or compost) which contains acidic materials.
Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 5th Aug, 2014, 11:58: AM
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