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Chemical and Mineralogical Characteristics of an Organic Soil (Troposaprist) from Sg. Burong, Tg. Karang, Selangor

J. Shamshuddin, Nik Mokhtar and A.J. Kamal

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 8, Issue 3, December 1985

Keywords: Organic soils; minerals; charges; soil buffering

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At bulk density of 0.97 g/cm3 and pH (top soil) of around 5 reflects that the soil has improved after undergoing an ameliorating programme and more than a decade of cultivation. But at depth, pH is still low where AI is present in large quantities. A high water table leads to the accumulation of bases, especially Ca and Na in the lower horizons. Low pH and high CEC is the reflection of high amounts of organic matter and mica-vemiculite-smectite mineralogy.

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