Soil drying and rewetting, or freezing and thawing, affects soil solution composition

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Abstract

A laboratory study was conducted on samples of Bt horizons of three Hapludults to determine the effects of time of extraction and reextraction freezing and thawing, or drying, rewetting, and incubating. The relationship between electrical conductivity (EC) and ionic strength (I) also was studied. Significant changes in soil solution composition were found as centrifugation solution extractions. Also EC can provide a good estimate of I of soil solutions. Soil solution composition was substantially altered by preextraction drying-rewetting or freezing-thawing. Neither of the methods studied here provide a good means of storing soil samples prior to soil solution extraction. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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