Alkaline soil



noun
a soil that gives a pH reaction of 8.5 or above, found esp in dry areas where the soluble salts, esp of sodium, have not been leached away but have accumulated in the B horizon of the soil profile
Historical Examples

Do any of the nut tree species prefer an acid to an alkaline soil?
Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943 Various

Clovers and the grasses want an alkaline soil, and there is waste of money and time in seeding acid land.
Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement Alva Agee

The effect is very pronounced in times of drought, the alkaline soil crops drying up much more quickly than do those on acid soil.
Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943 Various

Any cereals adapted to alkaline soil may be cultivated to any extent in those valleys.
A History of Oregon, 1792-1849 William Henry Gray

Conversely, in alkaline soil, iron will last indefinitely, but that the nitrogenous bacteria will quickly rot wooden posts.
Growing Nuts in the North Carl Weschcke

While the hickories prefer neutral or alkaline soil, most of them will grow fairly well even in acid glacial tills.
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association

alkaline soil is mentioned in one report as a chief difficulty.
Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943 Various

On alkaline soil in Neb., and very common in similar localities west and southwestward; chiefly the var.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

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    condition; the quality that constitutes an . Historical Examples The rapidity of nitrification also depends on the degree of alkalinity of the solution. Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885 Various This is an application so light that a state of alkalinity cannot be long retained. Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement […]



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