STEEL SLAG-AMENDMENT FOR ACIDIC SOILS

Authors

  • EUGENIA GAMENT
  • GEORGIANA PLOPEANU
  • MIHAELA UMANU

Abstract

Acidic soils are soils that have a pH less than 6,5. There are several ways to raise
the pH of acidic soils, the addition of amendments is one of them.
The steel slag can be an effective liming material in the favorable soil conditions for
productive plant growth; it can be used as acidic soils amendment considering the high contents of Ca and Mg.
To find out if the soil needs modification, have it tested and also should take into
account the soil test recommendations to apply the steel slag as amendment.

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Published

2012-02-01

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management