prairie soil


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prairie soil

n
(Geological Science) a soil type occurring in temperate areas formerly under prairie grasses and characterized by a black A horizon, rich in plant foods
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Noun1.prairie soil - a type of soil occurring under grasses in temperate climates
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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As settlers homesteaded in Wood Lake Township, they plowed the prairie soil and planted small grains.
2] concentrations consistent with what is commonly found in prairie soil gas in summer.
97) was higher than that of a Tallgrass prairie soil profile reported by Ajwa et al.
That includes Fender's blue butterfly larvae, which are growing on the prairie soil this time of year.
The rich prairie soil surrounding the city was perfect for large-scale cotton production.
The bright green rocks jutting through the loamy prairie soil were hard to miss, but Tom Charlton still couldn't believe his eyes.
Memories of Copenhagen poppies, elves, and the Norns (sisters of fate) ground the newcomer more deeply than the thin Canadian prairie soil.
It's a really good place because you don't have to do more than 60 miles and you can get each one of the 3 or 4 prairie soil zones which exist in terms of clay, sand and loam.
But the rich prairie soil was also perfect for growing trees, so foresters turned it into a beautiful Norway pine plantation.
Good prairie soil, for example, may contain up to 13 tons of bacteria per acre.
His rational was that fires damaged trees making them unusable for building material and firewood, and the removal of leaf litter by fire resulted in runoff of the less fertile forest soil onto the surrounding rich prairie soil.