This handbook offers effective strategies to modify and adjust crop production processes to decrease the toxicity of soil contaminants, balance soil pH, improve root growth and nutrient uptake, and increase agricultural yield. The Handbook of Soil Acidity provides methods to, measure soil acidity, determine the major causes of soil acidification, c

chapter 1|28 pages

Soil Acidification: The World Story

ByMalcolm E. Sumner, Andrew D. Noble

chapter 2|28 pages

Role of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Cycles in Soil Acidification

ByNanthi S. Bolan, Mike J. Hedley

chapter 3|26 pages

Role of Plant Cation/Anion Uptake Ratio in Soil Acidification

ByCaixan Tang, Zdenko Rengel

chapter 4|34 pages

Acid Inputs into the Soils from Acid Rain

ByChristine Alewell

chapter 5|18 pages

Quantifying the Acid Balance for Broad-Acre Agricultural Systems

ByJames Fisher, Art Diggle, Bill Bowden

chapter 6|54 pages

Modeling Acidification Processes in Agricultural Systems

ByKirsten Verburg, Jörg Braschkat, Zvi Hochman, Andrew D. Moore, Keith R. Helyar, Mervyn E. Probert, John N. G. Hargreaves, Richard J. Simpson

chapter 8|22 pages

Micro- and Macroscale Heterogeneity of Soil Acidity

ByBernhard Manderscheid

chapter 9|36 pages

Measurements of H Fluxes and Concentrations in the Rhizosphere

ByBenoît Jaillard, Claude Plassard, Philippe Hinsinger

chapter 10|30 pages

Toxic Elements in Acid Soils: Chemistry and Measurement

ByNeal W. Menzies

chapter 11|40 pages

Using Lime to Ameliorate Topsoil and Subsoil Acidity

ByDoug C. Edmeades, Anna M. Ridley

chapter 12|22 pages

Role of Organic Matter in Alleviating Soild Acidity

ByM. T. F. Wong, R. S. Swift

chapter 13|28 pages

Fertility Management of Tropical Acid Soil for Sustainable Crop Production

ByNand K. Fageria, Virupax C. Baligar

chapter 14|20 pages

Role of the Genotype in Tolerance to Acidity and Aluminum Toxicity

ByDavid F. Garvin, Brett F. Carver

chapter 15|24 pages

Managing Soil Acidification Through Crop Rotations in Southern Australia

ByDavid R. Coventry, Alireza Farhoodi, and Ren-kou K. Xu

chapter 16|18 pages

Managing Acidification and Acidity in Forest Soils

ByDouglas L. Godbold

chapter 17|24 pages

Role of pH in Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soils

ByJianwei W. Huang, Jianjun Chen