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Lime Requirement Indices of Alaskan Soils

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dc.contributor.author Loynachan, T. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-31T00:28:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-31T00:28:52Z
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.identifier.citation Loynachan, T. E. "Lime Requirement Indices of Alaskan Soils." Bulletin 52 (1979). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/2024
dc.description.abstract Perhaps the most significant single measurement of a soil's ability to adequately support plant growth is a pH determination. If soils are too acid, reduced nutrient availability of all the macronutrients will result. Conversely with several of the micronutrients, low soil pH can increase solubilities, even to the point of causing plant toxicity. Aluminum, an element regarded as nonessential for plant growth, has been shown by numerous workers to produce toxic plant effects at low soil pH (1). High soil pH likewise is undesirable for plant growth and can result in reduced availability of several micronutrients such as boron, zinc, iron, and manganese. Phosphate fixation can occur when excessive calcium is present. Therefore, the majority of agronomic plants do best when grown in neutral to slightly acid soils in the 6 to 7 pH range en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin;52
dc.subject Lime en_US
dc.subject Soils en_US
dc.title Lime Requirement Indices of Alaskan Soils en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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