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Can you name the soil order?

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DescriptionSoil Order
intensely weathered soils of tropical and subtropical environments
high organic matter, high base saturation, grasslands
clayey soils with high shrink/swell capacity (semi-arid grasslands)
CaCO3-containing soils of arid environments with subsurface horizon development
< 5.5 pH, leached, illuvial clay in B horizon
organic soils, usually wet, peats, slow decomp of OM
acid forest soils with a subsurface accumulation of metal-humus complexes
Permafrost within 100cm of surface
soils with little or no morphological development
B horizon enriched with silicate clays >5.5 pH
Volcanic ash parent material
soils with weakly developed subsurface horizons

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Created Oct 2, 2012ReportNominate
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