alluvial soil


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alluvial soil

a young soil derived from river, estuarine or marine deposits, and having a high fertility.
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The nest was then inspected and contained 23 eggs buried > 60 mm below the ground surface in moist alluvial soil, in a flask-shaped chamber 150 mm deep by 120 mm wide (Fig.
62 STA, where V is the percent volume allocated to buttressing, C is the average crown diameter, W is the water depth, A is the estimated maximum tree age, R is the presence of regeneration (indicating water level fluctuation and distinct cohorts of trees), STNA is nonalluvial soil type and STA are alluvial soil types.
There is land with alluvial soil, very much fertile.
Cleve's allotment has sandy, alluvial soil, not good for potatoes, but his carrots, parsnips, onions, leeks and herbs grow extremely well.
The idea behind an interim accord was that a joint survey is undertaken and criteria finalised about availability of water in the catchment areas of Teesta and the kind of alluvial soil downstream of the river before going for a permanent agreement.
These come from sites on the upper slopes of tumbling valleys to the alluvial soil of an oxbow created long ago on an ancient river.
There was a time when habitat grew up around a river beds not only because alluvial soil was rich for cereal production but also because the livelihood was easy there than in the deserts and in arid land with neither rain nor river enough to sustain human life.
It prefers alluvial soil, but grows well even on heavy, black cotton and clay soils as well.
The stream floods are braked and dispersed by stone dikes or shrubs branches dikes in the beds of the watercourses; then the alluvial soil is retained between these dikes and constitutes a suitable means for harvest production.
As the river strayed east and west over the course of several million years, the alluvial soil deposits increased in thickness, becoming some of the most fertile agricultural soil in the world.
It needs fertile, alluvial soil, rain and very little fertiliser, making organically farming it a relatively easy task.
The alluvial soil support to a grate extent irrigation/fadama farming due to its various natures (FCDA, 1980; Balogun, 2001).