Soil Sampling: What's Your pH?
One of the most important numbers to look at on your soil test results is soil pH, or, how acidic or alkaline your soil is. In our area, most soils tend to be acidic (which means they have a LOW pH). Acidic soils are hard for most plants to thrive in—the low pH makes it difficult for them to access the nutrients that are present in the soil. So, if you get your soil tested and it recommends adding lime, this is KEY to improving fertility. If you have over 2.5 acres of land in Crawford or Sebastian counties, and would like to have your soil tested, contact us at the Sebastian County Conservation District. We can collect soil samples on your farm and write a Nutrient Management Plan that includes fertilizer and lime recommendations.
Fall is the best time to apply lime, so don’t wait!
The Balance of Conservation