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Coverage of soil acidification since July 14, 2021.

They're Digging Deep To Solve Two Crises at Once

"...As populations grow, there is an increasing need for a sustainable and reliable food supply that can feed everyone while addressing environmental concerns of modern day farming. New technologies that can boost crop yields while reducing our carbon footprint and protecting environmental health are under development..."


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Recent episodes that mention soil acidification.

Exploring the soil acidification and root rot link

Duration: 9:32

"...Western Canadian soils are generally neutral to slightly basic in pH values..."


RealAg Radio: Focusing on N management, soil acidification, and managing the wheat crop, Oct 16, 2023

Duration: 55:15

"...Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio..."


Pulse School: Adding pulses in rotation can keep soil acidification at bay

Duration: 8:35

"...A soil pH outside the neutral range can cause significant issue with nutrient availability..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about soil acidification relevant to the latest news.

Soil Acidification Patterns Due to Long-Term Sulphur and Nitrogen Deposition and How They Affect Changes in Vegetation Composit

"...Mountain forests and high mountain grasslands developed on shallow soils exhibit the highest levels of sensitivity to acidic pollutants and climate change in Eastern Serbia..."


The response of needle stoichiometry to 10-year N addition and 4-year cessation of N addition in a subtropical Masson pine plan

"...Aims Nitrogen (N) deposition alters plant stoichiometry and the state of nutrient limitation in forest ecosystems..."


Contamination, risk assessment and source apportionment of the heavy metals in the soils of apple orchard in Qixia City, Shando

"...In this work, 5 vertical and 20 horizontal sampling points were collected from apple orchards in Qixia City, Shandong Province to study soil pollution..."


Contribution of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria to nitrification under different biogeochemical factors in acidic soils

"...Compared with the forest soil, the tea orchard soil had a lower pH and higher nitrogen content (p?<?0..."


Effects of acid deposition on the avoidance behavior of Folsomia candida (Collembola, Isotomidae)

"...Excessive acid deposition causes soil acidification, and changes the soil microhabitat, thus affecting the survival and reproduction of soil organisms..."


Soil acidification induced by intensive agricultural use depending on climate

"...Purpose Soil acidification is a major issue in agricultural ecosystems..."


Soil inorganic carbon sequestration through alkalinity regeneration using biologically induced weathering of rock powder and bi

"...However, soil acidification, driven mainly by nitrogen (N) fertilization can accelerate SIC losses, possibly leading to complete loss under continuous and intensive N fertilization..."


Divergent responses of growth rate and antioxidative system of ten Bacillus strains to acid stresses

"...Environmental changes including soil acidification exert obvious stresses on soil ecosystems and influence soil microorganisms..."


Combined application of organic manure and chemical fertilizers stabilizes soil N-cycling microflora

"...? Soil acidification was the main driver for the variation in the N-cycling microbial community..."


Fertilizers inclusion with nitrification inhibitors alleviate soil CO2 emissions: a meta-analysis study

"...Purpose Excessive application of nitrogen (N) fertilizers in croplands induces serious N pollution and environmental consequences..."