Posted 25 March 2014. PMN Crop News.
Soil Acidity Evaluation & Management Booklet/CD
Source: International Plant Nutrition Institute Press Release. www.ipni.net
Norcross, Georgia (February 1, 2014)--Today’s agriculture needs to follow the principles of sustainability that include building up and maintaining long-term soil productivity. Benefits of sustained, high soil productivity include efficient use of crop inputs, environmental protection, social benefits to stakeholders involved, and greater grower profits. On soils where acidity limits crop yields, soil and subsoil acidity amelioration constitutes an important part of best management practices (BMP) to achieve sustainability. A major aspect of soil acidity management is the application of lime, but other practices may also need to be used to correctly address the problem. Proper soil acidity management increases the efficiency of applied fertilizers, improves the effectiveness of some herbicides, protects the environment, and enhances the profit potential for the farmer.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide information on soil acidity and the use of inputs to mitigate the problem. This booklet provides a concise review of key concepts related to soil acidity, its evaluation and control through various management options.
The book is 30 pages long, wire-o bound with dimensions 8 1/2 x 11 in. The accompanying CD contains a PowerPoint® slide set (30 slides with speaker's notes). The slide set has been designed to be a supplementary resource for those using the booklet in instructional settings, or for use within presentations related to the management of soil acidity.