alkaline soil


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alkaline soil

[′al·kə‚līn ′sȯil]
(geology)
Soil containing soluble salts of magnesium, sodium, or the like, and having a pH value between 7.3 and 8.5.

alkaline soil

Soil containing soluble salts of magnesium, sodium, or the like, and having a pH value of between 7.3 and 8.5.
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There is an estimated 8 Mha of alkaline soils in the region's cropping zone (Wilhelm and Holloway 1998), and in South Australia (SA) more than 80% of the agricultural land is alkaline below 20 cm (Ma et al.
The lowest value was determined in highly saline alkaline soil conditions followed by highly alkaline (Table 4).
Alkaline soil occurs naturally in places where soil is formed from limestone or other calcium-rich minerals, and high water-evaporation rates common in arid climates aggravate the problem by loading the topsoil with accumulated salts.
The pH level of alkaline soils would be affected by biochar application and the possible increase of soil pH in alkaline soil is harmful for plant growth.
Generally desert conditions tend to have alkaline soil.
Severe chlorosis and high mortality of oaks and mistletoes on a site with an alkaline soil induced research concerning the influence of soil chemical factors on the growth of oak mistletoe and on the host-specific mineral composition of mistletoe extracts.
A Hydrangeas are a great species of plant for telling you whether you have acid or alkaline soil.
LPS culture No 837 isolated from alkaline soil Natracualf at pH 6.
It prefers a well-drained alkaline soil in full sun but does not compete well with weeds.
As well as needing sunshine, lavender needs good drainage and alkaline soil, so add some lime if your soil is acid, to raise the pH.
The organism is recovered from soil in areas with yearly annual rainfall averaging 5-20 inches, hot summers, infrequent winter freezes, and alkaline soil (1).