Histosol

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Histosol

[′his·tə‚sȯl]
(geology)
An order of wet soils consisting mostly of organic matter, popularly called peats and mucks.
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Hydrologically active areas that are in close proximity to environments that export electron donors (e.g., wetlands or organic histosols) probably possess the strongest ability to buffer dissolved N losses from agricultural or other sources.
The effect of flooding on physical, chemical, and microbiological properties of Histosols. In Snyder, G.H.
Many parts of the county contain numerous small pockets of organic sediments, mapped as Histosols (Berndt, 1988).
Ivanoff DB, Reddy KR, Robinson S (1998) Chemical fractionation of organic phosphorus in selected histosols. Soil Science 163, 36-45.
The development of Histosols and/or Molli-Histic Gleysols on calcareous till as well as on Baltic Ice Lake sediments during the Yoldia stage have been reported (Reintam & Moora 1998; Reintam et al.
Coale FJ, Porter PS, Davis W (1994) Soil amendments for reducing phosphorus concentration of drainage water from Histosols. Soil Science Society of America Journal 58, 1470-1475.
Variability of leaf phosphorus among sugarcane genotypes grown on Everglades histosols. J.
Some of these podzols form under a layer of acidic peat (dystric histosols), as happens in the soils known as beris of the eastern coast of mainland Malaysia.
Histosols (organic soils) is another order that depends on a diagnostic epipedon but is not a taxonomic problem unless drained and subjected to degradation, decomposition, and wind erosion.
This relationship is due to the presence of Histosols characterised by a high concentration of OM at the RB sites along the river bank (Micheli et al.
Beyer L, Sorge C, Blume H-P, Schulten H-R (1995) Soil organic matter composition and transformation in gelic Histosols of coastal continental Antarctica.
As their recovery or improvement requires flood prevention and drainage works, even for rice cultivation, histosols are generally considered suitable only for agricultural uses in the case of very specific crops.