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Case Studies with South Asian Soils

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Abstract

The chapter discusses, at length, case studies with buffer power estimation for Zinc in South Asian soils, especially India, and its relevance in the field cultivation of Kerala State’s economic mainstay, Black pepper (Piper nigrum).

Keywords

Zinc buffer power India Black pepper 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural Scientistc/o Mavila PankajakshyCalicutIndia

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