However, during acidic precipitation, the acid rain can interact with the soil and affect the nutrients in the soil, which can lead to destructive outcomes. For instance, as acid rain seeps into the soil, it is neutralized by minerals such as calcium, which serves as a buffer in the soil (Mello 61). In fact, in a study on a soil in a Chinese forest, it was found that soils have a natural buffering capacity (Qiu 5). As a result, minerals that help neutralize acid rain can get used up and not be available for the
The chemicals from road salt melt the ice, which seeps into the soil by the plants, and negatively affects how grass can grow(Salt)The toxins in road salt cause grass tissue damage when it contains a chloride ion. The mixture of salt in the water that gets to the plants increase stress onto the grass. Salt effects the quality of soil and mineral nutrition diminishes(Jdlainer). When road salt melts, it goes into the runoff water and can end up in ponds, rivers, streams, and groundwater. The salt that ends up in the ponds, streams, and rivers adds a layer of salt water, which restrains nutrients away from underwater vegetation and organisms (Beaudry, Frederic).
Production of organic acids results in the lowering of pH in the surroundings and many reports suggests a positive correlation between lowering of pH and mineral phosphate solubilization. Some of the alternate mechanisms suggested are production of chelating compounds, inorganic acids like sulphuric, nitric and carbonic acids. Another attractive application of P-dissolving enzymes is the mineralization of soil organic P compounds through phytate degradation mediated by the enzyme phytase, which specifically causes release of P from phytic acid. Phytate is a major component of organic P in soil. There are several reports of phytase producing organism.
Large blooms cause eutrophication, a lack of dissolved oxygen in bodies of water. When the excessive nutrients from fertilizer runoff into the water, the algae blooms and causes this. The lack of oxygen eliminates habitats for many aquatic species and reduces water quality for humans. Therefore, the less fertilizer used for the same results the better. It has diminishing returns when used excessively.
This reason of the price drop is due to the fact that there was a surplus of wheat, not enough buyers (due to price). They over exceeded the demand and the agriculture demand dropped excessively. Another
Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution. The production of crops in residential areas are causing the Everglades to be drained and decreased in volume. The water flowing from the urban areas to the Everglades are polluting its waterways with pesticides and fertilizers which affect the biodiversity. If the water quality is higher today, then there will be a lower amount of species in the Florida
Mainly through mechanical compression, and this leads to a decrease or total elimination of air pores. Soil compaction may lead to run off and erosion since it reduces soil water permeability is therefore undesirable in agricultural production. Soil strength
Agriculture immensely adds to the nutrient and chemical pollution due to the fertilizers used on crops. When rains or winds come through the fertilizer is carried from the fields into the rivers and streams that then lead into the ocean(Effect of Runoff). Red tide had been a huge issue that is unpreventable and caused by dinoflagellates (Red Tide). Red Tide is a type of algal bloom that takes up oxygen in the water. When the oxygen levels in the ocean are lowered it can kill many plants which is very unfortunate for the manatees considering they are herbivores and with their food supply being depleted they may suffer from starvation.
The interaction of acid rain with soil is bad for any plants trying to grow there. Hydrogen ions from the acid deposits displace the calcium, magnesium and potassium, leaching them from the soil and making them unavailable to the plants that need them. Acid can also mobilize the aluminum ions that were previously a harmless part of aluminum hydroxide. These