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In a similar way to water storage capacity, the aim is to specify how many equivalents of cations can be stored in the soil. The stored milliequivalents of cations were converted on the basis of a column of soil with a surface area of 1cm2 and a height corresponding to the physiological root penetration depth. This gave the milliequivalents (mEq) of cations per cm2. (Details: Soil suitability map of Switzerland, March 1980).



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Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft
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