author={Malcolm E. Sumner and Tsuioshi Yamada},
  journal={Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis},
  pages={2467 - 2496}
In many parts of the world notably the US Midwest and Europe, soils have been limed to a particular target pH (pHH2O 6.5–7.0) according to the crop. Because plants do not directly respond to the activity of H+, it is pertinent to enquire why this approach to liming has enjoyed such widespread popularity. Among the reasons, the original near-neutral pH of many of the soils was no doubt a consideration and the use of acid-sensitive legumes to supply N in rotations in the early stages of… 
Relationships among indicators of soil acidity
Out of soils in the tropics, about 32% are characterised by aluminum toxicity ( 60% of Al saturation and pHH2OB5.5) (Sanchez et al., 2003); out of arable soils in Poland, 32% are acid (pHKCl between
Aluminium toxicity is the primary yield limiting constraint associated with acidic soils, limiting the ability of roots to utilize soil moisture and nutrients. Elevated Al levels were observed for
The Physiological Impacts of Soil Alkalising Agents on Legumes.
To meet predicted future requirements for food production, sustainable intensive agricultural systems will continue to supply supplementary fertilisers. Furthermore, crop nutrient availability needs
Application of nitrogen in NO3− form increases rhizosphere alkalisation in the subsurface soil layers in an acid soil
Leaching of NO3− derived from ammoniacal fertilizers in the topsoil and subsequent uptake of NO3− by plants from deeper layers may be used as a method of biological amelioration of subsurface soil
Effect of soil acidification on growth indices and microelements uptake by greenhouse cucumber
The pH changes in irrigation water had significant effect on nutrients uptake, though micronutrients uptake was increased and the optimum concentration of nutrients was extracted in plant leaves and fruits by decreasing the pH to 5.5.
Lime and Gypsum as Source Measures to Decrease Phosphorus Loss from Soils to Water
Phosphorus (P) loss from agricultural soils to water is a major contributor to eutrophication. In an incubation experiment with five contrasting soils, lime and gypsum showed potential as source
Soil phosphorus fractions following annual paper mill biosolids and liming materials application
Industrial by-products such as paper mill biosolids (PB) and different liming materials have been used as fertilizers and amendments in agricultural soils for many decades. However, little is known
Recent Mechanical Cultivation of Lawns Enhances Lime Application Efficacy
While the relationship between soil acidity and thatch accumulation in maintained lawns has been reported, interacting effects of cultivation and surface lime applications on soil acidity have not.
The Cerrado of Brazil: A Success Story of Production on Acid Soils
The Brazilian Cerrado region which covers an area of 180 million ha is characterized by soils with favorable topography but very poor soil fertility, and due for that, it was considered until
Lime and cow slurry application temporarily increases organic phosphorus mobility in an acid soil
Phosphorus loss from agricultural soils to water is recognized as a major contributor to eutrophication of surface water bodies. There is much evidence to suggest that liming, a common agricultural


Increase of grain and green matter of corn by liming
Despite the fact that aluminum toxicity to crops is eliminated near soil water pH of 5.5, lime recommendation in many regions aims to increase soil pH up to 6.0 or even higher. For highly buffered
Agronomic efficiency of limestones with different acid-neutralizing capacity, under field condition
Limestone producers in Brazil are promoting the use of higher-priced, finer crushed or burnt limestone materials, but the agronomic efficiency of these materials is unknown. This study was conducted
Soil Acidity and Liming
Soil pH, soil acidity, and their effects on plants The pH scale, ranging from 0 to 14, is used to indicate acidity and alkalinity. pH is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions (symbol = H)
Alterações químicas em solos ácidos após a aplicação de resíduos vegetais
Understanding the chemistry behavior in acid soils during the decomposition of plant residues is very important for the management of these soils. The effects of incubation (0, 15, 30, 60 and 90
The management of soil acidity for sustainable crop production
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has funded a 4-year project to develop sustainable food crop production systems on acid, low fertility soils. Field trials were
Residual effects of dolomitic limestone on corn grown on an acidic Malaysian Ultisol
Malaysian Ultisols are strongly acidic and are often limed in order to grow food crops such as sweet corn and groundnuts successfully. However, the optimum rate of liming and the long-term residual
Liming effects on the response of potatoes and oats to phosphorus, potassium and magnesium fertilizers
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  • Chemistry
    The Journal of Agricultural Science
  • 1977
Summary In two long-term liming experiments on a sandy-clay loam at Rothamsted and a loamy sand at Woburn the responses of potatoes in 1974 and oats in 1975 to cumulative dressings of superphosphate
Effect of Organic Acids on Aluminum Toxicity in Subsoils
Aluminum has long been recognized as a major limiting factor for root growth in acid subsoils, but little has been done to delineate toxic and nontoxic forms of soil-solution Al. In an effort to
Short‐Term Soil Chemical and Crop Yield Responses to Limestone Applications1
Limestone applications ranging from 0 to 17.92 metric tons/ha were applied to three acid soils for the purpose of measuring soil chemical and crop yield responses to increased levels of soil pH
Resposta do feijoeiro à aplicação de calcário em solos de várzea do sul de Minas Gerais
The experiment was conducted under greenhouse conditions at the Soil Science Department of the Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, from August 1995 to June 1996. The objectives were to evaluate the