Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH, 24–29 June 1990, Beckley West Virginia, USA

  • R. J. Wright
  • V. C. Baligar
  • R. P. Murrmann

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chemistry of acid soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richmond J. Bartlett, Wendy Sue Harper, John Rankin
      Pages 35-42
    3. R. Naidu, R. J. Haynes, J. S. Gawandar, R. J. Morrison, R. W. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 43-53
    4. Teruo Ishiwata, Yoshitaka Okita, Mannosuke Saito
      Pages 65-72
    5. Masahiko Saigusa, Nobuhiko Matsuyama, Toshimasa Honna, Tokuro Abe
      Pages 73-80
    6. A. K. Alva, M. E. Sumner, W. P. Miller
      Pages 93-97
    7. R. W. Blanchar, M. D. Frazier
      Pages 99-105
    8. M. Nyborg, E. D. Solberg, S. S. Malhi, S. Takyi, P. Yeung, M. Chaudhry
      Pages 147-156
  3. Fertility of acid soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. B. Van Raij
      Pages 159-167
    3. Frank S. Gilliam
      Pages 187-195
    4. R. L. Fox, N. V. Hue, R. C. Jones, R. S. Yost
      Pages 197-204
    5. Kurniatun Hairiah, Meine Van Noordwijk, Slamet Setijono
      Pages 227-237
    6. E. F. Caires, C. A. Rosolem
      Pages 239-243
    7. V. C. Baligar, R. J. Wright, K. D. Ritchey, J. L. Ahlrichs, B. K. Woolum
      Pages 245-252
    8. S. R. Syed-Omar, Zulkifli H. Shamsuddin, J. Y. Zuraidah, J. C. Wynne, G. H. Elkan
      Pages 275-280
    9. R. J. Wright, V. C. Baligar, D. P. Belesky, J. D. Snuffer
      Pages 281-290
    10. R. Siddaramappa, N. R. Jagadish, C. A. Srinivasamurthy
      Pages 307-312
    11. Julius A. Takow, Mamadou D. Doumbia, L. R. Hossner
      Pages 313-320
    12. C. A. Rosolem, H. F. M. Pereira, M. A. Bessa, P. G. Amaral
      Pages 321-325
    13. J. A. Quaggio, V. J. Ramos, P. R. Furlani, M. L. C. Carelli
      Pages 327-332
    14. R. S. Kulkarni, M. Mahadevappa, A. V. Bulbule, R. Siddaramappa
      Pages 333-338
    15. J. G. Davis-Carter, M. B. Parker, T. P. Gaines
      Pages 339-347
    16. A. J. Farwell, M. P. W. Farina, P. Channon
      Pages 355-361
  4. Management of acid soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. K. R. Helyar
      Pages 365-382
    3. D. G. Edwards, H. A. H. Sharifuddin, M. N. Mohd Yusoff, N. J. Grundon, J. Shamshuddin, M. Norhayati
      Pages 383-396
    4. P. Parkpian, P. Pongsakul, P. Sangtong
      Pages 397-405
    5. D. G. Boyer, R. J. Wright, C. M. Feldhake, D. P. Bligh
      Pages 407-416

About this book


Soil acidity is a major limitation to crop production in many parts of the world. Plant growth inhibition results from a combination of factors, including aluminum, manganese, and hydrogen ion toxicities and deficiencies of essential elements, particularly calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and molybdenum. Agricultural management practices and acid precipitation have increased acid inputs into the ecosystem and heightened concern about soil acidity problems. While application of lime has proved to be effective in ameliorating surface soil acidity in many areas, significant soil acidity problems still exist. Scientists from Alberta, Canada, recognized the need to provide a forum for researchers from different disciplines to exchange information and ideas on solving problems of plant growth in acid soils. As a result of their efforts, the First International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH was held at Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, in July 1987. In many acid soil areas, liming materials are not readily available, the cost may be prohibitive, or subsoil acidity cannot be corrected by surface application of lime. New management approaches involving both the plant and the soil are needed in these situations. Progress has been made in the selection and breeding of acid-tolerant plants. However, continued progress will be limited by our lack of understanding of the physiological and biochemical basis of differential acidity tolerance among plants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. J. Wright
    • 1
  • V. C. Baligar
    • 1
  • R. P. Murrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Service Appalachian Soil and Water Conservation Research LaboratoryUnited States Department of AgricultureBeckleyUSA

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