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?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 7

When the soil is too acidic it should be treated with bases such as quick lime (calcium oxide) or slaked lime (calcium hydroxide).

If the soil is too basic, organic matter is added to it. Organic matter releases acids that neutralise the basic nature of the soil.

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