Oxisol

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Oxisol

[′äk·sə‚sȯl]
(geology)
A soil order characterized by residual accumulations of inactive clays, free oxides, kaolin, and quartz; mostly tropical.
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Ferralsols and Ultisols, the majority of P is associated with or precipitated by secondary soil minerals e.g.
The two main soil types in Emusutswi are humic nitosols and ferralsols and Nyabeda and Nyalgunga have ferralsols and acrisols (Gachene and Kimaru, 2003).
Attributes Details of Studied District Representing Agro-ecological Zones Agroecological zone West Nile District Moyo Location 03[degrees]39N 31[degrees]43,E Geographical location North Western Uganda Land area ([km.sup.2]) 2,059 Altitude (masl) 900-1,500 History District formed in 1956 Major geological formations Gneiss, alluvial deposits, & schist, quartzite & marble Major soil types Vertisols, Leptosols, alluvial deposits & Ferralsols Economic activities Subsistence agriculture Rainfall (mm) 1,500-1,700 Rainfall patterns March-June; August-November Dry season Late November to early March Min.
Eutric NITISOLS: with nito-chromic CAMBISOLS and chromic ACRISOLS and LUVISOLS, partly lithic, pisoferric or petroferric phase UM 4 LB1 Well drained, very deep, dark red, very friable clay: Nito-rhodic FERRALSOLS. Table 3: Coordinates of data collection points for all the AEZs.
In Nova Olinda do Norte, the dominant vegetation is classified as evergreen lowland tropical moist forest and the predominant soils are Xanthic Ferralsols (allic yellow latosol in the Brazilian system), which are heavily weathered, acidic, and very poor in nutrients such as P, Ca, and K.
Ferralsols are the predominant soil type, in which Xanthic Ferralsols dominate the 1 000-1 800 m altitudinal zones, and Rhodic Ferralsols are dominant below 1 000 m altitudinal zones (Tran 1991, Vo et al.
The site is on gentle slope (<10%); the soils are deep, well-drained, mostly stone-free, and high in ferralsols, acrisols, and nitosols, with site index of 20 m at 25 years for Pinus kesiya [16].
Soil types include mostly Humic Acrisols and Plinthic Ferralsols (accounting for around 80% of the total area), Rhodic Ferralsols, Lithic Leptosols, and Eutric Fluvisols.