Applying Lime in East Gippsland’s High Country
Between 2014-15, a survey was conducted across various agricultural regions in East Gippsland to assess soil fertility, which involved both spatial and temporal analysis. Randomly selected soil samples were taken from 214 paddocks revealing that nearly all the paddocks were acidic, with half being strongly or very strongly acidic.
Further analysis of the resampled paddocks indicated that both slightly and moderately acidic soils are acidifying, suggesting that many paddocks previously less acidic may now be strongly acidic. Generally, soil pH in the region ranges from moderately acidic to strongly acidic, with certain parts of the region having soils that severely limit pasture