Learning that the Soil Needed Lime

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 21

Learning that the Soil Needed Lime,

duration 01:56

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Bert tells how farmers had to learn to lime their land because it was "sour" to get a good crop of alfalfa. The Experiment Station got the word out to farmers about the need for lime fertilizer in the area. Description of how soil was sampled for testing by Farm Bureau. Only later learned about potash & phosphates. Bert notes how much better alfalfa productivity was after application of lime.