Acid Soils of India: Their Extent and Spatial Variability

Majji, A.K. and Reddy, G.P.O. and Sarkar, D. (2012) Acid Soils of India: Their Extent and Spatial Variability. National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS & LUP), Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-89043-24-7

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SOIL acidity is a major factor limiting crop yield in vast areas of the world (Shainberg, 1989). Acid soils occupy approximately 3.95 billion ha and account for 30 per cent of the world's ice-free land area (Uexkiill and Mutert, 1995). As per as India is concern, acid soils cover a large part of the country's landmass. The genesis of the acid soils has been attributed to several pedogenic and climatological factors. Variation in geological formations and nature of parent materials, topographical features, soil hydrological condition, rainfall and temperature are the main causative factors for formation of acid soils. These soils are extensively found in the region of high rainfall and temperature.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 08:12
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 08:12

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