Mollisol

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Mollisol

[′mal·ə‚säl]
(geology)
An order of soils having dark or very dark, friable, thick A horizons high in humus and bases such as calcium and magnesium; most have lighter-colored or browner B horizons that are less friable and about as thick as the A horizons; all but a few have paler C horizons, many of which are calcareous.
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The soils used were largely high in silt and fine sands and associated with Mollisols and some Alfisols.
One of the most important of these soil orders is the Mollisols that has a basic role in the production of agricultural products due to the fertility of the soils in this order.
Leadplant patches had greater levels of soil amino sugar N than adjacent soils at both the dry, sandy Harry Alan Gleason Sand Prairie and at one of the two mesic, N-fertile Mollisols, Prospect Cemetery Prairie.
Ukraine is mainly covered by three types of soil: alfisols, mollisols, and entisols.
Soils included Mollisols, Vertisols, Alfisols, and Entisols (Hatch and Pluhar, 1993).
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).
These conclusions reinforce why nitrate leaching of temperate climate soils, such as Mollisols, Alfisols, Vertisols, Aridisols, will be favored throughout the soil profile (BAKHSH et al.
Beery M, Wilding LP (1971) The relationship between soil pH and base saturation percentage for surface and subsoil horizons of selected Mollisols, Alfisols, and Ultisols in Ohio.
According to the US Soil Taxonomy (Soil Survey Staff, 2003) they correspond to Mollisols and Entisols (Endoaquolls, Hapludolls, Endoaquents) (Godagnone et al.
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).
Under new system of classification, ten soil orders namely Entisols, Inceptisols, Alfisols, Ultisols, Axisols, Vertisols, Mollisols, Spodosols, Histosols and Aridisols are recognized.