Soil Order

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chrisP247
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Soil Order
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2012-09-05 14:31:47
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  1. Mollisols
    Mineral Rich. The richest of Ag. Soil. Moderate to low rainfall. Found in the A horizon. Grasslands, Pacific northwest. 25% of US soil
  2. Oxidols 
    Deep strongly weathered red soils. Iron Oxide. Snot suitable for ag.
  3. Spodosols 
    Acidic soils, Cool moist areas. Coniferous forest. Not good for agriculture. Less than 5% of the US
  4. Ultisols
    Stongly leached, acidic soil. Low native fertility. 8% of the earths surface.
  5. Verisols
    Clay rich soil. Poor drainage. Fertile but difficult to till.

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