Mahmood-ul-Hassan M, Rafique E, Rashid A (2013) Physical and hydraulic properties of aridisols
as affected by nutrient and crop-residue management in a cotton-wheat system.
Major soils of the region are Inceptisols, Entisols, Aridisols
, Alfisols and their associations.
Browne and Plint (1994) and Plint and Browne (1994) report vertisols and aridisols
regionally and interpret them as having formed in a semi-arid climate with pronounced rainfall seasonality.
Pedogenic factors, especially the varying climate and topography, have caused the formation of various soil orders including Alfisols, Mollisols, Aridisols
, Entisols, and Inceptisols.
It is located in the Major Land Resource Area 40 of the Sonoran Desert (Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2006) and has soils that are primarily classified as Aridisols
, with small areas of Entisols and Andisols.
The study was conducted to investigate the effects of integrated nutrient and crop residue management on SOM content and soil physical and hydraulic properties in irrigated cotton-wheat cropping system practiced on Aridisols
have developed in the driest inland portion of the region (Bracho & Sosa 1987, Contreras 1991, Ortega-Gutierrez et al.
Soil orders observed in the study area were Entisols and Aridisols
characteristic of arid and semi arid regions of the world.
Calculated soil climate regimes of the Yemen Arab Republic Taxonomy and management of vertisols and aridisols
Singer A (1994) Clay mineralogy as affecting dispersivity and crust formation in Aridisols
are desert soils found mostly in the western and southwestern United States where precipitation is inadequate for crop growth.
Ancient Greek writers also had technical understanding of soils, classifying them according to colour-texture (Xenophon and Theophrastus), fertility (Plato and Strabo) and medical considerations (Hippocrates and Theophrastus), and into categories corresponding to modern Andisols, Mollisols, Vertisols, Aridisols
, Spodosols, Alfisols, Entisols and Inceptisols, as well as aquic and salic conditions (Bech Borras 1999; Soil Survey Staff 2000).