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Conventional agriculture acidifies soil. As your soil becomes more acid, productive pasture species disappear and are replaced by species of low agricultural value. It is a waste of money to apply expensive fertiliser to pastures which are inherently poorly productive because they are growing in an acid soil.
The paper examines the types of lime available, how to select lime for quality and when and how much lime to apply. Maganese toxity and aluminum toxicity are examine, how to test your soil, and affect of soil acidity on bacteria and other microorgansims.
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Dairy farming, Western Australia, soil science, pasture management, productive pastures
Dairy Science | Meat Science | Soil Science
Bolland, M, and Russell, B. (2008), Lime for high rainfall pastures: above 800mm average annual rainfall. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4750.