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Hosseinpur A, Panahi M. Potassium Fixation Capacity and Charge Characteristics in Some Calcareous Soils of Hamadan Province . JWSS. 2010; 14 (52) :65-73
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Potassium (K) fixation by phyllosilicates clay minerals is a very important process influencing the availability of K for plants. Information about K fixation is limited in Hamadan soils. The objectives of this research were to determine potassium fixation capacity (PFC) and potassium fixation index (PFI) of 10 surface soils of Hamadan province and the correlation of these parameters with soil charge characteristics. Potassium fixation capacity was obtained using six different levels of added K as KCl and three wetting and drying cycles. Also charge characteristics of soils were determined. Tetrahedral CEC of soils was determined after saturation of samples with LiCl and heating at 300 oC to reduce octahedral charge near zero. The results showed that tetrahedral and octahedral CEC ranged from 4.6 to 16.0 and 0.8 to 4.9 cmolckg-1 respectively. Mineral and organic portion CEC ranged from 6.1 to 20.9 and 0.97 to 9.7 cmolckg-1 respectively. The amount of PFC increased with increasing added K. Mean amount of PFC ranged from 58.2 to 175.03 mgkg-1. Potassium fixation index ranged from 0.23 to 0.67. The results of correlation studies indicated that PFI were significantly correlated with octahedral CEC, mineral and organic portion CEC, total CEC, exchangeable and nonexchangeable K. The results of this research showed that PFI very different in soils. So that this parameter should be consider in K soil testing.
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Received: 2010/09/20

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