The Effect of Moisture Level and Incubation Time on the Chemical Equilibria of a Toledo Clay Loam Soil1
- R. D. Harter and
- E. O. McLean2
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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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