Management of Acid and Acid Sulfate Soils

Sonia Mayakaduwage, Chamindra L. Vithana, Luke M. Mosley, Meththika Vithanage

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A large number of areas around the world have been affected by soil acidity (normally pH<5.5) due to natural and anthropogenic-driven effects. Soil acidification is one of the major environmental challenges threatening the sustainability of agricultural production and food security all over the world. Also, the occurrence of acid sulfate soils with sulfuric horizons is another global concern that causes a range of negative impacts on the environment and agriculture. Thus, identifying effective management strategies for acid/acid sulfate soils has become an essential necessity. This chapter will provide an overview about the formation of acid/acid sulfate soils and their agricultural/environmental impacts, highlighting available management practices. We will also discuss existing challenges and future research directions for the sustainable management of acid/acid sulfate soils.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoil Constraints and Productivity
EditorsNanthi Bolan, M. B. Kirkham
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781000879278
ISBN (Print)9780367554392
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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