Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Crop and Soil Responses to Rates of Lime

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Grain producers in Iowa are interested in the effects of liming rates on crops and soils in corn/soybean rotations. Without forage legumes in a rotation, a soil must be properly fertilized to grow profitable, top yields. This is important for corn because a large amount of nitrogen (N) fertilizer is needed. Soil acidification from N fertilizer occurs at a rate that consumes 185 lbs of pure calcium carbonate/100 lbs N.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite: Doorenbos, R. K. & Henning, S. (2002) “Crop and Soil Responses to Rates of Lime”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2001(1).