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The use of iron (III) ferrocyanide soil amendment for removing salt from the soil surface

Author:
Angin, Ilker, Sari, Serdar, Lutfi Aksakal, Ekrem, Tohumcu, Faruk
Source:
Arid land research and management 2019 v.33 no.1 pp. 91-96
ISSN:
1532-4990
Subject:
freshwater, iron, salts, soil, soil amendments, soil salinization
Abstract:
Accelerated soil salinization is a worldwide concern. Our study was carried out to determine the effects of different rates (0, 5, 10, and 15 mmol kg⁻¹) of iron (III) ferrocyanide application to remove salts from the soil. Within two weeks of its application, iron (III) ferrocyanide at 5, 10, and 15 mmol kg⁻¹ removed 12.2%, 26.5%, and 42.9% of the total salts from the soil, respectively. Results suggested that iron (III) ferrocyanide application at 15 mmol kg⁻¹ is one of the most rapid and effective ways to remove substantial amounts of salts from undrained soil (land) where fresh water is scarce.
Agid:
6326225