Quantifying the Buffer Power of Soils and Testing Its Effect on Nutrient Availability

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair


The chapter elaborately discusses how the “Nutrient Buffer Power” can be precisely quantified in the laboratory and its significance in test crop nutrient uptake can be measured by appropriate statistical computations. The first instance is with regard to Phosphorus, in Central European soils, also in African soils, followed by Potassium in African and South Asian soils, and Zinc, in South and Central Asian soils. All the three are the most important diffusible nutrients.


Quantifying buffer power Nutrient bio availability Phosphorus buffer power 


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  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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