Volume 12, Number 46 (fall 2009)                   JCPP 2009, 12(46): 623-636 | Back to browse issues page


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Dolati B, Oustan S, Samadi A. Forms of Potassium and Q/I Relationship for Sunflower Growing Soils in Khoy Region . JCPP. 2009; 12 (46) :623-636
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Successive cropping of potassium-demanding crops like sunflower leads to depletion of soil potassium (K). This study was conducted to investigate the different forms of K and quantity–intensity (Q/I) relationship for sunflower growing soils in Khoy region, West Azarbaijan province. Twenty composite soil samples were collected from different soil series. Different forms of K, including solution K (Kso), exchangeable K (Kex) and non-exchangeable K (Knex) were determined. The results showed that Kso values varied from 0.061 to 0.54 (mmol L-1), with an average of 0.28 (mmol L-1), Kav values ranged from 55 to 699 (mg kg-1), 265 mg Kg-1 on average, and Kex values ranged from 54 to 694 (mg Kg-1) with an average of 261 (mg kg-1). Furthermore, Knex values varied from 160 to 612 (mg kg-1), 261 (mg kg-1) on average. Available K (NH4OAc- extraction) was less than 250 mg Kg-1 in half of the soils indicating the depletion of potassium from these soils. The Q/I curves were predominantly located in the adsorption regions. The Q/I curves were linear and lacked the curvature part relating to loss and gain of potassium present in the specific sites. The PBCK values varied from 11 to 108 (cmolc kg-1)/ (mol L-1) 0.5 and an average of 38 (cmolc kg-1)/(mol L-1)0.5. There was a linear significant relationship between PBCK and CEC (r2=0.82***). The AReK values ranged from 0.0014 to 0.027 (mol L-1) 0.5 and 0.0076 (mol L-1)0.5 on average. There was a significant relationship between the values of AReK and those of the soil solution K (r=0.68**). The Ko values varied from 0.0050 to 0.49 cmolc kg-1and an average of 0.21cmolc kg-1. Additionally, there was a high significant relationship between the values of Ko and ARoK (r= 0.95***) in the soils under study.
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