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Properties and Management of Smectitic Soils

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Smectitic soils of the tropics are medium- to fine-textured alluvial soils containing moderate to large amounts (20% or more) of smectite, a shrinking and swelling clay mineral, in the clay ... More


Life on the Forest Floor

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter looks at the ecosystem of the forest floor. The forest floor consists chiefly of soil. One of the most distinctive soils is podsol, the typical soil in conifer forests. This soil is ... More


Putting it All Together

Robert E. White

in Understanding Vineyard Soils

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199342068
eISBN:
9780197562871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342068.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

In reality, there can be no generic definition of an “ideal soil” because a soil’s performance is influenced by the local climate, landscape characteristics, grape variety, and cultural practices ... More


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