Researchers at NDSU North Central Research Extension Services are trying to solve the soil acidity problem.
Chris Augustin says this has been a problem for three years… saying the soil hasn’t been great for planting.
One of the things they are trying is spreading beet lime.
They are testing pH levels of soil to determine how much beet lime to add.
“We have soil pH, which is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen. And, it has a huge influence on can nutrients get into the plants or not,” said Augustin.
Each acre at the 30-acre testing field at the research-extension center will be getting one to four tons of beet lime.