Episode 164. Soil Sessions: Understanding Soil pH
In this episode, Nina Prater, a soil specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program, and NCAT’s Southeast Regional Director Margo Hale discuss soil pH. They cover the basics – why it’s important, how to measure pH, and how to best remedy soil acidity, which is a common concern in Arkansas where they live. They don’t discuss alkaline soils in as much depth because it is not Nina’s area of expertise. But as she points out, NCAT’s ATTRA program does have other specialists who can address that soil issue with farmers.
Margo is a livestock specialist, and she earned degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural & Extension Education without taking a single soil class, so Nina likes to get Margo caught up on all things soil-related. Margo and Nina both work out of NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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