soil cover


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ground cover

1. Low planting, often maintenance-free, used in masses.
2. A thin plastic sheet, or the like, spread over the ground in a crawl space to minimize moisture penetration.
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Soil cover also reduced flower mortality during the experimental period, or rather, a 2% average in plants cultivated with sawdust-covered bed when compared to a 10% average in plants growing without any sawdust cover.
From physicochemical characterization, enhancement of laterite soil with pressmud was able to minimize the migration of heavy metals in daily soil cover.
During the growth duration there was no significant difference of LAI among soil cover treatments.
The main difference between the treatments was with regard to the rate of loss of soil cover, as evidenced by the linear coefficient of the equations generated (Table 1).
Interrelationships between soil cover and plant cover are analysed on the basis of sampled soil groups (or soil associations).
Based on the above approaches, HC is the superficial part of the soil cover, which consists of organic (forest or grassland floor and/or peat) and/or organo-mineral (humus and/or raw humus) horizons, where the greatest part of the carbon cycling of living organic matter (roots, fauna, microorganisms, viruses) is taking place, and the remains of plants and animals (undecomposed, fragmented, biodegraded to a greater or lesser extent) and molecules of organic matter (exudates, humus acids, proteins, and a multitude of others) are located.
The depth of water infiltrated, the change of soil water content and soil water storage were different for the two soil covers at different rainfall intensities.
The backhoe digger then digs a trench that exposes those parts of the veins that are hidden underneath shallow soil cover to provide a combined map of natural outcrop and trench exposed quartz vein.
The tragedy sparked another uproar among Hualien residents, who once again reiterated their years-long appeal for a safer road than the existing Suao-Hualien Highway, a beautiful coastal road much of which is cut out of nearly vertical mountainsides with unstable soil cover.
The Bella Rose Fault Zone extends for approximately 15 kilometers between the Bella Rose Prospect in the south to the Lady Josephine Prospect in the north with much of the structure under shallow black soil cover.
The most important cultivated pasture grass in the US, and increasingly important in other humid temperate regions in the world, Lolium arundinaceum is suitable grazing for a variety of animals under diverse and challenging climate and soil conditions, and can also serve as a perennial functional or aesthetic soil cover in many situations.