The effect of liming on the acidity level of Dystric cambisol and the content of available forms of some microelements

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The effect of liming on the acidity level of Dystric cambisol and the content of available forms of some microelements

Nebojsa Gudzic, Miroljub Aksic, Slavisa Gudzic, Jasmina Knezevic
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.7( 4), 36-43, October 2015.
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Limited acid soil fertility is caused by a high concentration of H+ and Al3+, some organic acids and heavy metals, but also by a small accessibility of some nutrients (P, Ca, Mg, B, Zn, particularly Mo) and a small microbiological activity. This study has been conducted to determine the effect of three levels of liming (partial – 1/3 Y1, half – 1/2 Y1, and complete liming) on the neutralization of the acid reaction, a high content of mobile Al3+, and changes in the concentrations of available forms of Fe, Zn, and Cu in Dystric cambisol soil. The complete liming has almost completely neutralized the acid reaction, and decreased the level of mobile Al3+ below 1.0 mg kg-1. There has been a satisfactory degree of decrease in pH and Al3+ in partial (1/3 of Y1) and half (1/2 of Y1) liming. No level of liming has had a significant influence on the content of available forms of Fe and Cu, while the content of Zn has decreased in accordance with the level of entered lime material and has been the lowest at the maximum doses of CaO applied. The level of changes caused by partial and halh-liming has justified these levels of acid repairing, which can be a great ecological and economic importance.


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