pH Impacts Nutrient Uptake
The pH level is a measure of the acidity or concentration of hydrogen ions in the soil. Many chemical and biological processes vary depending on pH level. Maintaining the proper pH level will maximize the efficiency of crop inputs and decrease the risk of yield losses. Soybeans thrive in a pH range of 6.0 to 6.8 in mineral soils. This graphic shows the availability of essential nutrients by pH level.