liming


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liming

the addition of calcium compounds to the soil, producing three main effects:
  1. the provision of the major element calcium,
  2. the neutralizing of acid soils,
  3. the promotion of flocculation (clumping) of clay particles into larger crumbs, so as to encourage aeration and drainage.

liming

addition of lime to a pasture or crop field as a fertilizer and soil conditioner.
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The lack of continuous data on pH and Ca values from the time of liming also leaves the question of their fate open to speculation, as sudden changes may have been missed.
The residual lime effect is calculated as the difference in pH in soil with and without the addition of lime, based on the assumption that the rate of acidification and the pHBC have not been affected by liming.
This effect might become less significant if lime were applied to much larger areas, as would be the case with farm-scale liming.