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Subject:  Soil ph --affected by drought?

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Gritty Kins

An Island in the Sun

If you have 100% saturation and a ph of say 6.0 and your soil dries to 25% saturation wouldnt the ph drop to 5.4 or so? My thinking is the extra hydrogen ions would be 4x more concentrated. Similar to the way a lake can get more salty as water evaporates? Thanks for any discussion.

8/16/2019 11:55:42 PM


Central Illinois

I don't think so, but it also depends on what type of soil you have.


8/17/2019 8:32:43 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

With all due respect...If you’ve got 100%saturation for more than 20-30 min you’ve got bigger problems then your ph...stop confusing people...go experiment and keep it secret....UnderWater Nutrient Flow...Is It Science?...there ya go Brandon...thesis and acronym...BaM!...have at it...don’t tell us though....

8/17/2019 7:55:42 PM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Lol...thanks Pchop...laugh of the day.

8/17/2019 10:21:33 PM

Gritty Kins

An Island in the Sun

I am looking for someone smarter than me to share their knowledge. I may not ask the question perfectly but anyone smart enough to answer can surely see what I am trying to ask. But the smartest people on here are the quietest. You guys are fun... Must be hot... everyone's brain is toast...?! Maybe its a winter topic.

8/18/2019 12:25:40 AM

Wolfpack83 (Rebel Rousers)

central Nc

I'm gonna say no, in this vacuum scenario. Disassociation of water is proportional. Your water ph will be the same whether it's a drop or a gallon. Now, introduce fertilizer acidification and I'll say yes. The water acts as a buffer to the acidic soil from nitrification. Remove that buffer and the H+ is higher in the soil solution.

In other words, since your soil is already acidic and assuming your water ph is above 6, removing this buffer will make it more acidic. I dont think it has anything to do with self ionization of water itself though.

8/18/2019 9:49:01 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Lol north shore....Soo... if I melt dry ice, can I swim without getting wet?...

8/18/2019 10:43:12 AM

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