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Alfisols

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brown earth

brown earth  

A freely draining, and only slightly horizonated, soil-profile type. It has a mull humus in the surface horizon and very little differentiation of horizons below. Brown earths are well-weathered and ...
Comprehensive Soil Classification System

Comprehensive Soil Classification System  

A system for classifying soils that was developed by the US Department of Agriculture and is now widely used around the world. All soils are divided into 11 soil orders, which in turn are subdivided ...
grey-brown podzolic

grey-brown podzolic  

A soil-*profile term describing eluviated (see eluviation), freely draining soils that have a distinctive clay-enriched B horizon. The soil develops under temperate woodlands which have a moderate ...
soil classification

soil classification  

The systematic arrangement of soils into groups or categories on the basis of their characteristics. Also known as soil taxonomy. See also Comprehensive Soil Classification System.
soil order

soil order  

The highest level within a soil classification. There are 11 soil orders in the Comprehensive Soil Classification System, which are alfisols, andisols, aridisols, entisols, histosols, inceptisols, ...

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