Why Do Farmers Put Lime on There Fields?

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Farmers put lime on their fields to neutralize the acidity and increase the fertility of the soil. The chemical compound calcium oxide is what is used as fertilizer by farmers. Ideally, lime should be applied only after you have had your soil tested, and the results require an application of lime.
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