Does dolomite reduce soil acidity

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Yes, dolomite reduces soil acidity. Its addition to the soil raises the soil pH, which is measured on a 1-14 scale. Midpoint is considered a neutral pH. Below about 6.5-7 is considered acidic. Above it is considered alkaline.

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