Inceptisol

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Inceptisol

[in′sep·tə‚sȯl]
(geology)
A soil order characterized by soils that are usually moist, with pedogenic horizons of alteration of parent materials but not of illuviation.
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Platy to blocky redbeds with scattered roots and poorly developed horizons represent entisols and inceptisols.
Pedogenic factors, especially the varying climate and topography, have caused the formation of various soil orders including Alfisols, Mollisols, Aridisols, Entisols, and Inceptisols.
Chlorite is a 2:1 clay that is often found in soil and is the dominant clay mineral in the inceptisols of the Double N Farm in New Jersey.
More local soils include entisols (especially on more recent colluvium/alluvium), inceptisols (especially on deep/damp colluvium/alluvium), mollisols (presumably with more stable grass, cane or cedar cover), and alfisols (on more weathered loamy uplands with more woodland history just above the chalk).
The first class was defined using the following soil suborders as indicators of wetland presence, since they are related to hydromorphic processes: Alfisols of Suborders Aqualfs, Entisols Aquents and Fluvents, Inceptisols Aquepts, Mollisols Aquic and Aquolls and Histosols Saprists and polygons corresponding to Mollisols of Suborders Udolls and Ustolls corresponding to subgroup Aquic (Table 2).
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).
Evaluation of soil, water, plant and atmospheric parameters in relation to furrow, sprinkler and dry irrigation methods for tomato in inceptisols.
Under new system of classification, ten soil orders namely Entisols, Inceptisols, Alfisols, Ultisols, Axisols, Vertisols, Mollisols, Spodosols, Histosols and Aridisols are recognized.
The major orders are Entisols, Inceptisols, Altisols and Vertisols.
Therefore, the soils were reclassified from Histosols to what now would be called Inceptisols in the suborder Aquepts.