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Study on Buffering Capacity and Organic Matter of some Soil Samples from Rungicherra Tea-Estate, Bangladesh

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In this study, soil samples from three different hills of three topographic positions were evaluated on the basis of buffer capacity and organic matter. Maximum soil samples were found to have good buffer capacity where soil samples of topographical positions hill base and hill top showed maximum and minimum values respectively, leaving hill slope samples in medium value of buffer capacity. Our study suggested this variation of buffer capacity may be due to the differences of organic matter amongst the topographical positions and profiles.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 44)
R. Zamir et al., "Study on Buffering Capacity and Organic Matter of some Soil Samples from Rungicherra Tea-Estate, Bangladesh", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 44, pp. 31-37, 2015
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Jul 2015

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