what is SOIL PH and the importance of soil pH to agriculture. What is SOIL PH and its agricultural importance to crop production
The meaning of soil pH
The world ph (pondus de Hydronium) the hydronium is defined as a measure of the degree of acidity or alkalinity of the soil. Soil pH can also be known as a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions present in the soil
A higher hydrogen ion concentration indicates soil acidity while a lower concentration of hydrogen present in the soil indicates oil alkalinity
What do we mean by the pH scale?
A typical pH scale is graduated from 1 to 14 and has been developed to measure the degree of acidity or alkalinity of the soil.
Soil pH below 7 is said to be acidic and above 7 in the pH scale is alkaline while 7 itself is neutral.
Image of PH pondus de Hydronium scale here
From the above image of pH scale that we just suck up there we can deduce that
pH 2 is strongly acidic
pH 6 is slightly acidic
pH 7 is neutral
pH 8 is strongly alkaline
pH 13 is slightly alkaline
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