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A soil may be called as alkaline when the pH of the soil is more than


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A soil may be called as alkaline when the pH of the soil is more than

Options

A) 6.5

B) 5.5

C) 7.0

D) 5.0

The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

Alkali, or Alkaline, soils are clay soils with high pH (> 8.5), a poor soil structure and a low infiltration capacity. Often they have a hard calcareous layer at 0.5 to 1 metre depth. A soil may be called as alkaline when the pH of the soil is more than 7.0 pH scale than is less than 7.0 is acidic while pH scale that is greater than 7.0 is alkaline. pH scale that is equal to 7.0 is neutral. Therefore, choice C is correct.


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  • Alkali, or Alkaline, soils are clay soils with high pH (> 8.5), a poor soil structure and a low infiltration capacity. Often they have a hard calcareous layer at 0.5 to 1 metre depth. A soil may be called as alkaline when the pH of the soil is more than 7.0 pH scale than is less than 7.0 is acidic while pH scale that is greater than 7.0 is alkaline. pH scale that is equal to 7.0 is neutral. Therefore, choice C is correct.

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