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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Reclamation of alkali soils is essential as not only do these soils occupy significant areas, but these lands are potentially and inherently fertile.
[15] US Salinity Laboratory Staff, "Diagnosis and improvement of saline and alkali soils," in USDA Agricultural Handbook No.
Alkali soils are known as 'usar' in Uttar Pradesh and 'kallar' in Punjab and Haryana.
US Salinity Laboratory Staff (1954) 'Diagnosis and improvement of saline and alkali soils.' US Department of Agriculture Handbook 60.
It's proven difficult to grow winegrapes below 850 feet because of the spring and fall frosts and winter kill, alkali soils and a high water table.
In the present case, Na/K and Mg/Ca ratios were examined as (i) Ca and Na are the major competing cations in normal and alkali soils (Mehta et al.
Diagnosis and improvement of saline and alkali soils. Agricultural Handbook No 60.
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).
Richards LA (Ed.) (1954) 'Diagnosis and improvement of saline and alkali soils.' Agriculture Handbook 60.