Determination and Correlation of pH and Electrical Conductivity of Assosa Agricultural Research Center Sites Soil

Dessie Almaw Cherie *

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Assosa Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 265, Assosa, Ethiopia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Soil pH has high impact on soil biogeochemical processes in the natural environment. Soil pH is thus referred to as the "master soil variable" because it influences a plethora of soil biological, chemical, and physical properties as well as processes that affect plant growth and biomass yield. Having the correct pH is crucial for the healthy plant growth as it will affect the amount of nutrient available to plants. This study was carried out to determine the soil pH and electrical conductivity value in acidic soil and their correlation. The soil samples were collected at two research sites at depth of 0 - 20cm. The study showed that electrical conductivity parameter had significant negative correlation to soil pH with R2 = 0.8183.

Keywords: Electrical conductivity, pH, acidity, soil


How to Cite

Cherie, D. A. (2022). Determination and Correlation of pH and Electrical Conductivity of Assosa Agricultural Research Center Sites Soil. Asian Soil Research Journal, 6(3), 6–10. https://doi.org/10.9734/asrj/2022/v6i330131

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