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  • Excessive use of chemical fertilisers make the soil acidic .
  • Plants do not grow well when soil is either too acidic or too basic .
  • When soil is too acidic it is treated with base such as quicklime (calcium oxide) or slaked lime (calcium hydroxide)
  • When soil is too basic , then decaying organic matter ( manure or compost ) is added to it.

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 13 years and a teacher from the past 17 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo