LIME USAGE IN TURKEY AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Limestone is used in agriculture directly by mixing to soil. Other important fields of application, is manufacturing composite fertilizer and animal feed production. the limestone is used to eliminate the damage caused by acid rain.
FORMATION OF ACID IN SOILS OCCURES WITH VARIOUS WAYS
CO2 and H ion released by root respiration combine with oxygen to form water. Water is combined with CO2 to form a weak acid, carbonic acid.
When CO2 in rain water enters the ground, it combines with water to form carbonic acid.
Organic acids can form in the decomposition process of the dead cover composed of the leaves and organic wastes of the vegetation.
The acids formed as a result of chemical fertilization (for example ammonium sulfate fertilizer)of the soil also play a role in the soil to gain an acidic character.
Calcium ion is washed away from the environment in high rainy areas and causes acidification of soil.
Excessive sulfur dioxide emission resulting from the formation of acid rain.
It provides the soil with an acidic character. The most effective of these is the precipitation. In places where there is not much rainfall, soils can take acidic character due to other effects.