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Old 04-19-2009, 10:54 AM
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PH level high

So I just got my first high PH soil test back. PH is 7.7, what to do now? Calcium and magnesium are also high at Ca 1927 ppm and Mg 248 ppm so gypsum is out of the question right. Should I try some sulfur? Even with 250lbs per acre over the next year I could probably knock the PH down .25. The property is almost an acre 38M.

I am going to try to sell the customer on a compost topdress, overseed with shade grass(lots of tall oaks), molasses app, and maybe I will make some compost tea this week for her.

Typical sandy loam with bad drainage and spotty moss growth. OM also was alittle low at 3.4 so I am hoping she will go for the compost and molasses atleast and Ill probably throw the tea in for free and just put it in with the molasses tank. The price tag will be high though, even on the low end it is looking to be more than a grand to do things properly.

Any outside thoughts would be appreciated!
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