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Significance Of Soil pH In Agriculture

by aditya abhishek


Soil fertility & productivity is one of the major factors which control crop growth & development & pH of the soil plays a crucial role in influencing them. 

Nutrient Availability

Soil pH influences the availability of the nutrients in the soil. Most nutrients are readily available to plants in slightly acidic to neutral pH.

Microbial Activity

Soil pH influences the activity and composition of soil microorganisms. It plays a vital role in nutrient cycling, organic matter decomposition & the soil health. 

Soil Structure

pH affects soil structure, optimal pH levels help maintain a favorable soil structure, allowing roots to access water, nutrients & oxygen.

Crop Selection

Different plant species have specific pH requirements for optimal growth, for example, blueberries prefer acidic soils, while some legumes like alfalfa prefer slightly alkaline soils.

Soil Fertility

pH influences the effectiveness of fertilizers, By knowing the soil pH, farmers can choose appropriate fertilizers that are compatible with the soil's pH.


Therefore, if you are a farmer, then make sure to test pH of your farm soil, it will help you in selecting right crops & fertilizers to get optimum yield. 

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