Restoration of a Limestone Quarry: Effect of Soil,
Restoration of a Limestone Quarry: Effect of Soil Amendments on the Establishment of Native Mediterranean Sclerophyllous Shrubs A. S. Clemente Centro de Ecologia e Biologia Vegetal, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749‐016 Lisboa, Portugal.Gypsum and Lime - Calcium Sulfate Soil Amendment,,Amendment rates vary by soil CEC. Base Saturation: The base saturation is the percentage of exchange sites occupied by positively charged atoms and molecules such as Ca++, Mg++, H+, K+, NH 4 +, etc. Gypsum rates are calculated to achieve desired base saturation numbers. Balanced Soil Properties . Soil pH: 6.2-6.8 Base saturation Ca: 70-80% Base saturation Mg: 10-13%. Why pH Matters. SoilLimestone – Calcium Carbonate – Best Soil Amendments,Limestone - Calcium Carbonate Limestone is the foundation of any soil maintenance program. Most plants produce best in a neutral pH range. This product increases pH on acidic soils by replacing hydrogen and aluminum with calcium, which allows plants to utilize other nutrients more efficiently. Limestone corrects soil acidity, increasing essential nutrient availability.