brown soil

brown soil

[¦brau̇n ¦sȯil]
(geology)
Any of a zonal group of soils, with a brown surface horizon which grades into a lighter-colored soil and then into a layer of carbonate accumulation.
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When she was out in the fields she used to spend whole hours in looking at a flower, in watching the water flow, in gazing at the wonders in the depths of the clear, still river pools, at the picturesque mosaic made up of pebbles and earth and sand, of water plants and green moss, and the brown soil washed down by the stream, a deposit full of soft shades of color, and of hues that contrast strangely with each other.
There it was, spread largely on both banks, the Oriental capital which had as yet suffered no white conqueror; an expanse of brown houses of bamboo, of mats, of leaves, of a vegetable-matter style of architecture, sprung out of the brown soil on the banks of the muddy river.
Profile distribution and storage of soil organic carbon in an aquic brown soil as affected by land use.
No Brown Soil Yellow Soil Brown Soil 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 45 0 0 9 0 45 0 10 2 2 2 Table 2: Experiments Results When Soil is in Compacted OMC Condition (Abdoullah et al., 2009) Optimum Moisture [gamma] Sl.
Armed with ceremonial shovels, they hoisted rich brown soil into the air to symbolize the breaking of ground for construction to begin.
The tread + dung treatment accounted for ~50% of TP losses for the Brown soil, followed by 45, 65, and 45% of TP losses for the Melanic, Pallic, and Recent Gley soils, respectively.
plays it day and night, while he plants his seed in brown soil.
As a nonsaline loam control, we used dark brown soil from the surface layer (0-20 cm) and a deeper layer (60-80 cm) from the Experimental Forest Farm of Northeast Forestry University (45[degrees]43'6"N, 126[degrees]37'54" E).
WINTER gardens often lack colour and bare brown soil makes them look exceptionally dull and boring.
Brown soil associations found in group 2 have a cambi-argic profile formed by argillization in situ or by argi-eluviation in rich non-siliceous sesquioxides and biologically active conditions (Reintam 1998).
It looks like brown cotton wool when dry but wet looks like dark brown soil and it's great for keeping weeds down.