Do any of the nut tree species prefer an acid to an alkaline soil?
Clovers and the grasses want an alkaline soil, and there is waste of money and time in seeding acid land.
The effect is very pronounced in times of drought, the alkaline soil crops drying up much more quickly than do those on acid soil.
Any cereals adapted to alkaline soil may be cultivated to any extent in those valleys.
Conversely, in alkaline soil, iron will last indefinitely, but that the nitrogenous bacteria will quickly rot wooden posts.
While the hickories prefer neutral or alkaline soil, most of them will grow fairly well even in acid glacial tills.
On alkaline soil in Neb., and very common in similar localities west and southwestward; chiefly the var.
alkaline soil is mentioned in one report as a chief difficulty.