The Chemical Properties of Soil

The Mineral Portion


We have already considered how important a part surface phenomena play in the physical properties of the soil They are equally important in regulating the chemical properties. In this chapter we shall deal first with a type of surface action which has a great part to play in regulating the fertility of the soil, particularly as regards the retention of soil nutrients and the related property of soil reaction, that is, its condition of acidity or alkalinity.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Eden
    • 1
  1. 1.Tea Research Institute of East AfricaKenya

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