pseudogley

pseudogley

[′sü·dō‚glā]
(geology)
A densely packed, silty soil that is alternately waterlogged and rapidly dried out.
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We find Pseudogley when the till is rich in clay and silt and the compact fabric limits the processes of weathering, aeration, and percolation.
A loosening up by cultivation and the removal of surplus water by drainage can lead to the development of BrownEarth in the topsoil of a Pseudogley and thus to a marked increase in the fertility of the soil.
Pseudogley in Gundaroo subsoil, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales.