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Alfisols !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Alfisols!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Develop in semiarid to moist areas • Primarily forested soils • They have clay and nutrient rich sub-soils that hold and supply moisture and nutrients very efficiently for plants • Can be very productive • Easily eroded

  3. Diagnostic Features • OrchricEpipedon • Contains Argillic Horizon • Typical horizon: A, E, Bt, C • Alfisols typically form in hardwood forests or mixed vegetative cover • Alfisols are productive for most crops

  4. Alfisols Make up 10% of the earth ice free land surface!

  5. Alfisols Support about 17% of the Worlds Population!!!!!