Asked by Kashish Chhabra | 4th Aug, 2014, 07:38: PM

Expert Answer:

  • 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