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The occurrence of a highly alkaline solonetz soil in southern Queensland

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Isbell, R.F. (1958) The occurrence of a highly alkaline solonetz soil in southern Queensland. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 15 (1). pp. 15-23.



A highly alkaline solonetz soil occurring around Yelarbon is described. It is suggested that underground water of a high sodium bicarbonate content associated with a fluctuating water-table is responsible for the highly alkaline nature of the soil. Limited experimentation has shown that deep ripping to ensure better water penetration and consequent leaching has effected some improvement, but the presence of the salty water-table at often shallow depths still remains the fundamental cause of the alkalinity problems.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil chemistry
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Improvement, reclamation, fertilisation, irrigation etc., of lands (Melioration)
Live Archive:24 Jun 2024 05:22
Last Modified:24 Jun 2024 23:09

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