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Ferrous Iron in Soils

Nature volume 143, pages 562563 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation

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THERE has been a controversy in the literature concerning ferrous iron in soils on three points, namely: (1) Is ferrous iron present in large quantities in ordinary healthy soils ? (2) Can soil fix iron in the divalent form ? (3) Does the downward movement of iron in soils, such as the podsols, take place in the ferrous condition ?

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  1. Soils Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Feb. 11.

    • V. IGNATIEFF

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