alkali soil

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alkali soil

[′al·kə‚lī ‚sȯil]
(geology)
A soil, with salts injurious to plant life, having a pH value of 8.5 or higher.

alkali soil

A soil, with salts injurious to plant life, having a pH value of 8.5 or higher.
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Alkali soils are known as 'usar' in Uttar Pradesh and 'kallar' in Punjab and Haryana.
000 Punjab, Haryana Arid and Semi ,Uttar Pradesh Arid regions Punjab, Haryana, Alkali soils of 2.
Seed germination and seedling emergence are serious problems in saline and for alkali soils mostly because of hard setting and crust formation (Qadir and Schubert 2002).
Reclamation of alkali soils is essential as not only do these soils occupy significant areas, but these lands are potentially and inherently fertile.
1980) for saline sodic soils of Punjab, Mohamed Harron and Subash Chandra Bose (2004) for calcareous alkali soils of Tiruchirapalli and Rajukannu et al.
2004, Use of distillery spentwash for alkali soil reclamation, treated distillery effluent for fertigation of crops.
This is illustrated in a statement of Kelley (1951): `paradoxical as it may seem, there are positive advantages in the use of saline irrigation water in the reclamation of alkali soils, provided, of course, the total concentration of salts in the water is not too excessive'.
It is the low end of the range that may be a critical limiting factor in the agricultural use of alkali soils.