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How does the decomposition of organic matter affect soil pH

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How does the decomposition of organic matter affect soil pH

Postby Bhujangi » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:37 pm

hey people,
im doing my coursework
so far all i know is the decomposition of organic matter lowers the soil pH but how?
is it the release of free radicals or proton donars?
or H ions or whatever?
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Postby Bhujangi » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:46 pm

how does decomposition effect soil pH anyone?
please help?!?!?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:23 am

I would guess release of organic acids like huminic acids
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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