Agricultural Lime, also called Aglime, agricultural limestone, garden lime or liming, is a soil additive made from pulverized limestone or chalk. The primary active component is calcium carbonate. Additional chemicals vary depending on the mineral source and may include calcium oxide, magnesium oxide and magnesium carbonate.
The effects of agricultural lime on soil are:
• it increases the pH of acidic soil (the lower the pH the more acidic the soil); in other words, soil acidity is reduced and alkalinity increased
• it provides a source of calcium and magnesium for plants
• it permits improved water penetration for acidic soils
• it improves the uptake of major plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) of plants growing on acid soils
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