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Management of acid sulfate soils for sustainable rice cultivation in Malaysia


Panhwar, Qurban Ali and Naher, Umme Aminun and Jusop, Shamsuddin and Othman, Radziah and Hakeem, Khalid Rehman (2016) Management of acid sulfate soils for sustainable rice cultivation in Malaysia. In: Soil Science: Agricultural and Environmental Prospectives. Springer International, Switzerland, pp. 91-104. ISBN 9783319344515


Acid sulfate soils are an alternative aspect for the sustainable rice cultivation. Mostly these soils are not suitable for the crop production unless are effectively improved. Acid sulfate soils have toxicity due to the presence of high Aluminum (Al), and iron (Fe) with low pH (<4.0). Usually these types of soils have nutrient deficiency especially in phosphorus, which causes poor plant growth and development. The soils need to be improved with some soil amendments like application of basalt, ground magnesium limestone and organic materials (biofertilizer) that can increase the soil pH, improve soil nutrients and reduce the Al and Fe toxicity. The application of biofertilizer can enhance the rice plant growth, and yield by producing plant growth hormones (IAA) and organic acids that can chelate Al toxicity and solublize insoluble form of phosphorus in the soil.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-34451-5_4
Publisher: Springer International
Notes: Editor: Khalid Ul Rehman Hakeem, Javaid Akhtar and Muhammad Sabir
Keywords: Aluminum; Basalt; Biofertilizer; Ground magnesium limestone; Iron toxicity
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2020 00:15
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2020 00:15
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/52772
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