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Sulfur Amendments to Lower Soil pH

Craig FreyFebruary 17th, 2021Phillip Williams Vegetable Horticulture Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Problem: Soils in south Florida are sandy mineral soils, predominantly Spodosols, and have low organic matter. These soils also have low nutrient retention capacity. After many years of vegetable production, the sandy topsoil of many farms has increased pH above 7.3. This can cause nutrient […]

Q and A: I have an open aerator on my water system that now smells like rotten eggs. Do you have any ideas for troubleshooting this problem?

Dr Roy BeckfordMay 13th, 2017from G.M., via e-mail Answer: Hydrogen sulfide or sulfur is a naturally occurring contaminant, which gives water a disagreeable “rotten egg” odor and taste. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that is found in well water and makes water corrosive to metals, tarnishes copper and silverware, and produces slugs of black material that stains laundry and […]

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