A farmer was unhappy because of his low crop yield. He discussed the problem with an agricultural scientist and realised that the soil of his field was either too acidic or too basic. What remedy would you suggest the farmer to neutralise the soil?

Answer:

Bases such as quick lime (calcium oxide) or slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) are used to treat soils that are highly acidic. Organic matter is added to the soil if it is too basic. Organic matter produces acids, which balance out the soil’s basic nature.

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