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Research on the degradation of tropical arable land soil: Part I. The soil acidification during the last two decades in Hainan, China
Author(s): Dengfeng Wang; Zhiyuan Wei; Zhiping Qi
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Paper Abstract

Decreasing of soil pH leads to change the distribution or mobility of soil heavy metals, particularly in tropical arable lands which had relatively lower pH, where the distribution and mobility of heavy metals in soil-crop systems are extremely sensitive to soil acidification. The purpose of this study is to analyze the distribution of arable land soil pH of Hainan in 2005 and the 1980s. The results indicate that the soil pH was 5.20 in 2005 and 5.72 in the 1980s. Soil acidification areas mainly distribute in Wenchang and Haikou. The application of chemical fertilizers is probably the main reason for arable land soil acidification in Hainan. Several measures can be taken to control arable land soil acidification, including increasing organic fertilizer and application of the alkaline fertilizer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8762, PIAGENG 2013: Intelligent Information, Control, and Communication Technology for Agricultural Engineering, 87620I (19 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019695
Show Author Affiliations
Dengfeng Wang, Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute (China)
Zhiyuan Wei, Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute (China)
Zhiping Qi, Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8762:
PIAGENG 2013: Intelligent Information, Control, and Communication Technology for Agricultural Engineering
Honghua Tan, Editor(s)

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