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GREATsoils: Soil pH - how to measure and manage it based on an understanding of soil texture

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GREATsoils: Soil pH - how to measure and manage it based on an understanding of soil texture

Release Date: 
04/08/2017

Maintaining optimum soil pH values in all parts of the field is essential in order to maintain soil quality and health, crop quality and yield.

 

This guidance document explains why soil pH is important and outlines the impact of soil type and texture on pH.

 

It describes how and when to test soils for pH, how to calculate the amount of lime or other neutralising materials required, which liming product(s) to use and how and when to apply them.

 

GREATsoils aims to inspire and support growers to assess and manage the health of their soils. To find out more about the project, access more helpful resources or to book on to our upcoming GREATsoils events, visit horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/greatsoils