alkaline soil


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alkaline soil

n
(Physical Geography) a soil that gives a pH reaction of 8.5 or above, found esp in dry areas where the soluble salts, esp of sodium, have not been leached away but have accumulated in the B horizon of the soil profile

alkaline soil

A soil that contains a lot of lime (calcium) and has a pH of more than 7.
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The organism is recovered from soil in areas with yearly annual rainfall averaging 5-20 inches, hot summers, infrequent winter freezes, and alkaline soil (1).
The three-flowered maple is hardier (to USDA Zone 4) and tolerates heavier, more alkaline soil than its kin, the Lacebark maple.
Alders, in particular, are closely associated with cold, moist conditions but some do not tolerate alkaline soil.
The really useful thing about Ericas is that some will tolerate neutral to alkaline soil.
The plant, which bears small, glossy leaves, stands up well to wind, alkaline soil and will tolerate partial shade.
If you have alkaline soil, don''t plant lime-haters such as rhododendron or azalea.
Nuttall JG, Armstrong RD, Connor DJ (2005) The effect of boron tolerance, deep ripping with gypsum, and water supply on subsoil water extraction of cereals on an alkaline soil.
Cabbages are greedy feeders, so they need to be planted in soil which has been previously enriched with plenty of organic matter, and they pre-fea slightly alkaline soil.
The reason roses require a somewhat acidic soil pH is to absorb micro-nutrients such as iron, zinc, magnesium and copper that are simply unavailable in alkaline soil.
Beets, lettuce, and some legumes, Perform better in slightly alkaline soil.