Effects of Soil Acidity on Plant Nutrient Availability and Lime Requirement in Welmera Woreda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Exchangeable Acidity, Liming, Nitosol Soil, Nutrient Availability, Soil Acidity
Authors:
Kebede Dinkecha
Journal:
IJRIES
Volume:
6
Number:
4
Pages:
29-36
Month:
July
ISSN:
2394-1375
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Abstract:
Soil acidity is one of chemical soil degradation problems which affect productivity of the soil in Ethiopian highlands. The purpose of this research was to identify the effects of soil acidity on plant nutrients availability and lime requirement in Welmera woreda, Oromia region. Important laboratory instruments were calibrated and analytical methods were evaluated by spiking the known concentration of soil sample and also optimization of digestion procedure was conducted. Comparison of nutrient variation within the sites was tested by using statistics 10.00 software. The results indicated that the soil of study area was strongly acidic (pH