Soil acidification is the buildup of hydrogen cations, also called protons, reducing the soil pH. This happens when a proton donor gets added to the soil. The donor can be an acid, such as nitric acid and sulfuric acid (these acids are common components of acid rain). It can also be a compound such as aluminium sulfate, which reacts in the soil to release protons. Many nitrogen compounds, which are added as fertilizer, also acidify soil over the long term because they produce nitrous and nitric acid when oxidized in the process of nitrification.
Acidification also occurs when base cations such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium are leached from the soil. This leaching increases with increasing precipitation. Acid rain accelerates the leaching of bases. Plants take bases from the soil as they grow, donating a proton in exchange for each base cation. Where plant material is removed, as when a forest is logged or crops are harvested, the bases they have taken up are permanently lost from the soil.
A new solution for treating saline-alkaline soils
And Specialized treatment of the ACIDIC SOIL, ALKALINE SOIL, OVER FERTILIZED SOIL, TOXIC
eg: ALUM SOIL / ROOT ROT DISEASE.
For Spraying on paddy field after ploughing and flooding, simply spray 2 liters/acre LINK-SOIL on wet soil before sowing.(Direct broadcast method)
ACIDIC SOIL/ ALKALINE SOIL/ OVER
FERTILIZED SOIL/ TOXIC
eg: ALUM SOIL / ROOT ROT DISEASE
(Non Saline / Sodic Soil)
= If the soil is not affected by saline problem =
(1) SPRAYING METHOD