Orthent


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Orthent

[′ȯr·thənt]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Entisol, well drained and of medium or fine texture, usually shallow to bedrock and lacking evidence of horizonation; occurs mostly on strong slopes.
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There arc two dominant soils on the site used for irrigation: Awaiti sandy loam is a Buried pumice Tephric Recent Soil (Hewitt 2010), an Aquent in USDA classification (Soil Survey Staff 2010); and Paroa silt loam on peat, an Acidic Recent Gley Soil (Hewitt 2010), an Orthent under the USDA classification (Table 1).
5 (C[degrees]) Paroa Soil texture Silt loam New Zealand soil class Acidic Recent Gley Soil USDA Great Soil Group Orthent Sand (%) 38 Silt (%) 42 Clay (%) 20 Mineralogy n.
The native soils of Greece are limited in variety: largely Entisols (Fluvents, Orthents, Psamments), Inceptisols (Xerepts, Andepts, Anthrepts), Alfisols (Xeralfs), Mollisols (Xerolls), Vertisols (Xererts) and Andisols (Food and Agriculture Organization 1981).