Content tagged "the science of soils"

Solutions to Soil Problems: High pH

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: October 26, 2015

Iron chlorosis, or iron deficiency in plants, causes yellowing of leaves while the veins remain green. Photo source: Charlotte's Place Landscape and Interior...

Solutions to Soil Problems: Soil Acidity

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: October 20, 2015

Soil pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity (basicity) of a soil, and is reported as a value between 0 and 14. A soil test for pH measures the...

Soil Testing Laboratories

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 20, 2015

Soil testing laboratories provide a variety of soil analysis services. Tests recommended for lawns, gardens, and landscapes should include soil pH, the...

Soil Testing

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 20, 2015

Soil testing can identify factors limiting plant growth. Photo source: NRCS SD Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0A soil sampling probe as a simple, non-invasive, and...

Solutions to Soil Problems: High Salinity

Updated: November 15, 2013

A saline patch of soil in a wheat field clearly hinders plant growth. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsSalt-tolerant species...

Soil Salinity

Soil salinity is the concentration of salts found in the soil. High salinity in soils can be a problem. Plant vigor will be compromised, seed germination...

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