Soil Solution

Last Updated: February 7, 2017

Definition - What does Soil Solution mean?

A soil solution is the water content of soil, which is a solution containing various gases, organic matter, and minerals. It contains oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ammonia, numerous mineral substances such as salts of calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium, and dissolved organic matter that may contain sugars, humic acids, and amino acids.

MaximumYield explains Soil Solution

The soil solution depends upon the soil moisture and may be gravitational, capillary, or film in form.

A soil solution contains ions that are released by the minerals and organic matter. These ions are the primary nutrition that plants are able to draw up through their roots and carry to the stem and leaves.

Through a process known as mass flow, the soil solution continuously moves toward the roots as the plant takes up water.

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