Department of Plant Science
Soil scientists ordinarily do not recommend application of lime to reduce acidity in South Dakota soils. Several reasons are cited for not following this practice even in potential lime-needing soils in the more humid southeastern part of the state. Seldom are soil pH factors low enough in the root zone to obtain economically justified yield increases through application of lime. Rates of application are usually high for even small increases in yield. This report of research at the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station shows results of extensive experiments for the past 25 years and includes information useful for producers in making an economic justification for application of lime on South Dakota soils.
liming South Dakota soils, lime, pH
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Ward, R. C.; Carson, P. L.; Koth, D. D.; and Adams, E., "Lime Applications Seldom Benefit South Dakota Soils" (1976). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 648.