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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Fluorine Distribution with Depth in Relation to Profile Development in Illinois1


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  1. Vol. 44 No. 2, p. 247-249
    Received: Mar 19, 1979
    Accepted: Sept 26, 1979

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  1. J. A. I. Omueti and
  2. Robert L. Jones2



Fluorine content increases with depth, evidently in response to pH-related absorption of F that has weathered from minerals in all size fractions of the upper solum. This relationship with soil colloids creates depth distribution characteristics of F that closely follow soil development trends that are especially well expressed by clay content. Fluorine attributed to organic matter in A and B horizons amounted to 9 µg/g of organic matter.

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