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  1. Vol. 57 No. 6, p. 583-588
     
    Received: Apr 5, 1965


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doi:10.2134/agronj1965.00021962005700060020x

The Effect of Moisture Level and Incubation Time on the Chemical Equilibria of a Toledo Clay Loam Soil1

  1. R. D. Harter and
  2. E. O. McLean2

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Incubation of a Toledo clay loam soil revealed that as soil water is increased above field-capacity the soil environment is changed from oxidizing to reducing conditions. This transformation occurred in about five days. Thus, a soaking rain could create an healthy environment for plant growth, unless drainage is prompt. The formation of the genetic soil profile can also be partially explained by this rapid reduction.

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