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Published by A.A. Balkema in Rotterdam, Brookfield .
Written in English


  • Agricultural ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Red soils -- Congresses.,
  • Soil conservation -- Congresses.,
  • Soil degradation -- Congresses.,
  • Soil management -- Congresses.

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Other titlesRed and lateritic soils, Red and lateritic soils of the world
Statementeditors J. Sehgal, W.E. Blum, K.S. Gajbhiye ; organiser, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning ; under the auspices of International Society of Soil Science.
ContributionsBlum, Winfried E. H., Gajbhiye, K. S., Sehgal, J., 1937-, Indian Society of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (Nagpur : India), International Society of Soil Science.
LC ClassificationsS590.2 .R4 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21743520M
ISBN 109054102713, 9054107715, 9054107723

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  This book presents the latest information on the laterite soils’ geotechnical characteristics and engineering behavior. It shows that laterite soils are different from natural soils and that most laterite soils can be evaluated for engineering purposes using accepted theories and well-known test procedures for temperate-zone Edition: 1. for the red soils of tropical areas has been questioned by some authors who testify to high organic content of some of these soils. Joffe (19) states that a red soil with organic content either is an immature specimen of laterite or falls in a category between laterites and podsols. This explanation, however, hardly touches the nucleus of the File Size: KB. Red & Lateritic Soils 1st Edition by W.E. Blum (Editor), K.S. Gajbhiye (Editor), J. Sehgal (Editor) & ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.   The red soils are mostly loamy and hence cannot retain water like the black soils. The red soils, with the proper use of fertilizers and irrigation techniques, give good yield of cotton, wheat, rice, pulses, millets, tobacco, oil seeds, potatoes and fruits. Laterite – Lateritic Soils. Laterite soils are mostly the end products of weathering.

A wide spread of soils are used to grow the arecanut palm. The largest area under the crop, however, is in the gravelly laterite soils of red clay in northern Kerala and coastal belt of Karnataka state (Nambiar, ). The deep-black, fertile, clay-like loams of the plains of . Oxisols were generally named red soils, red loams, red earths, ferralitic soils, lateritic soils and Latosols in early publications. The name Latosol (Brazilian Soil Classification System; EMBRAPA, ) is still often used in recent publications (e.g. Schaefer et al., ). Red and lateritic soils. Volume 2. Red and lateritic soils of the world. Author Affiliation: National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Amravati Road, Nagpur , India. Book: . Red soil is a type of soil that develops in a warm, temperate, moist climate under deciduous or mixed forest, having thin organic and organic-mineral layers overlying a yellowish-brown leached layer resting on an illuvium red layer. Red soils are generally derived from crystalline rock. They are usually poor growing soils, low in nutrients and humus and difficult to be cultivated because of.

Abstract. Red soils are highly leached soils of the humid tropics having a high content of sesquioxides. In the current system of U. S. Soil Taxonomy, red soils are usually designated under the orders of Oxisols, Ultisols, and occasionally Alfisols, Mollisols and even by: The effects of six cropping systems on the nutrient balance in a lateritic red soil of southern China were compared. Total soil nitrogen accumulated significantly under all cropping systems, because of the efficiency of the nitrogen fertilizers used. The increase was small with double cropped rice, and greatest in systems which included by: 4. in some soils of red & laterite zone of West Benga l. Soil sa mples were collected from five representative locations from three different depths (15cm, 30 cm and 45cm) randomly and.   IUCN Red List India (As of March ) ‘Critically Endangered’ Birds The Jerdon's Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus) It is a nocturnal bird found only in the northern part of the state of Andhra Pradesh in peninsular India (Sri Lankamaleswara Wildlife Sanctuary). Habitat: Undisturbed scrub jungle with open areas. Distribution: Jerdon's Courser is endemic to Andhra Pradesh.