soil series
noun Date: 1905 a group of soils with similar profiles developed from similar parent materials under comparable climatic and vegetational conditions

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  • Soil series — purposes. A soil series name generally is derived from a town or landmark in or near the area where the soil series was first recognized.A soil series is a naturally occurring entity on the landscape. Therefore, a given series does not… …   Wikipedia

  • soil series — noun : any of various soils with similar profiles developed from similar parent materials under comparable climatic and vegetational conditions the Miami soil series see soil type …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Soil compaction — occurs when weight of livestock or heavy machinery compresses soil, causing it to lose pore space. Affected soils become less able to absorb rainfall, thus increasing runoff and erosion. Plants have difficulty in compacted soil because the… …   Wikipedia

  • soil type — noun : a member of a soil series distinguished primarily by texture the Miami silt is a distinctive soil type of the Miami series …   Useful english dictionary

  • series — noun (plural series) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin, from serere to join, link together; akin to Greek eirein to string together, hormos chain, necklace, and perhaps to Latin sort , sors lot Date: 1611 1. a. a number of things or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Soil science — is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil life — or soil biota is a collective term for all the organisms living within the soil.OverviewIn a balanced soil, plants grow in an active and vibrant environment. The mineral content of the soil and its physical structure are important for their well… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil horizon — Soil samples illustrating horizons (subsoil on right) A soil horizon is a specific layer in the land area that is parallel to the soil surface and possesses physical characteristics which differ from the layers above and beneath …   Wikipedia

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