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loess

a fine-grained windblown silt that is characteristic of temperate areas where thick layers of it were distributed during the retreat of the ice after the last glaciation.
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Zhou JB, Li CW, Zhao BS, Hua TM (1993) Influence of long-tern fertilization on nutrients content of Loess soil.
2007), for instance, reported significant no tillage and residue cover effects (reducing runoff and soil loss by 34% and 62%, respectively) from rainfall simulation experiments in the drier western loess areas of Gansu province, and Liang (1997) showed the effectiveness of cover in protecting the loess soil in Shaanxi.
Further, zeolite application to loess soil with low infiltration resulted in enhancement of water infiltration by 50% (Xiubin and Zhanbin 2001).
Not so with the shrubs that struggle to survive outside the watershed in the semi-arid, loose loess soil.
Plant response to topsoil thickness on an eroded loess soil.
Plant response to topsoil thickness and to fertilizer on an eroded loess soil.
Ehlers W, Kopke U, Hesse F, Bohm W (1983) Penetration resistance and root growth of oats in tilled and untilled loess soil.
These were a pumice (loamy sand), argillite (loam), ash (sandy clay loam), and loess soil (silty clay) (Zou 1999).
Plant response to topsoil thickness on uneroded loess soil J.
The Foxton soil is a loamy sand-textured dune soil (Typic Udipsamment), the Kaitoke soil is a silt-textured loess soil (Typic Dystrochrept), and the Egmont soil is a loam-textured allophanic volcanic soil (Entic Dystrandept).
Kwaad FJPM, Van der Zijp M, Van Dijk PM (1998) Soil conservation and maize cropping systems on sloping loess soils in The Netherlands.
05) in loess soils than piedmont and alluvium soils.