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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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Based on the results of a three-year field study in the Loess Plateau in China, the use of environmentally friendly mulching materials could significantly improve soil moisture and temperature status, promote maize growth, increase crop yield and water use efficiency, especially the biodegradable polymer film mulch and PE film mulch.
Ryegrass, which is one of the most important kinds of grass for grassland animal husbandry and green-recovery, was chosen as the research object to investigate the influences of biochar amendment and water stress on the plant growth process in two kinds of soils from the Loess Plateau.
Caption: Bodega Victoriana Vineyard and Winery in Glenwood, Iowa, is part of the new Loess Hills AVA that extends into northwest Missouri.
Responses of Gas Exchange Parameters of Acer truncatum to Soil Water Variation in a Semi- arid Region of the Loess Plateau, Res.
Loess overlies different types of Cenomanian sandstones (Korycany and Peruc members) and also Turonian sandy marlstone (Bila hora Formation; Vejlupek, 1988).
The aspect of peneplain is emphasized by thick loess deposits over 25-30 m.
Evidence for Loess on the Dowagiac Delta, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Investigation revealed that the organic-rich layer, which occurred beneath the loess (Fig.
Known as the "bread basket of China," the Loess Plateau is the largest accumulation of dust on Earth.
We collected deer forage plant samples on 13 public and eight private properties in the Delta, Thin Loess and Lower Coastal Plain (N = 7 in each), which we assumed represented regions of high, moderate and low soil fertility, respectively (see Fig.
One meter below the silty loess in northern China, private miners discovered iron ore.
These sections, situated within the areas of the maximum advance of the Don, Oka, and Dnieper ice sheets as well as outside the glacial zone, contain key palaeogeographic markers, such as moraines left by these glaciations, loess horizons correlative to them, stratotypic (Likhvin, Chekalin, and others) interglacial horizons of palaeosols, lacustrine and alluvial sediments, etc.