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 (chĕr′nə-zĕm′, chîr′nə-zyôm′)
A very black topsoil, rich in humus, typical of cool to temperate semiarid regions such as the grasslands of Ukraine and southern Russia.

[Russian chernozëm : chërnyĭ, black + Old Russian zemĭ, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

cher′no·zem′ic adj.


of or relating to a chernozem
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Fertilizer placement studies on calcareous and non-calcareous chernozemic soils: growth, P uptake, oil content and yield of Canadian rape.
The representative soils belong to the category of steppe chernozemic mollisols (carbonic and typical chernozems) that can be found on substrata made up of loess.
2002) Single and Repeated Applications of Hog and Cattle Manure and their Effects on Soil Conditions and Plant Growth in Gray Luvisolic and Black Chernozemic Soils: Thesis for M.
Vetter (2000:172) concluded appropriately that "Yukon and Alaska grasslands are more similar to each other than either [is] to the Great Plains [prairie] grasslands" in terms of both floristics and phytosociology, although both the Great Plains and the Carmacks-Pelly Crossing grassland soils are subject to similar Chernozemic soil development processes (Sanborn, 2010).
Lindwall, "Effect of long-term minimum tillage practices on some physical properties of a Chernozemic clay loam," Canadian Journal of Soil Science, vol.
Shukla MK, Slater BK, Lal R, Cepuder P (2004) Spatial variability of soil properties and potential management classification of a chernozemic field in Lower Austria.
2) Chernozemic, typically occurring in the cool, subarid to subhumid climates of central Canada;
Schmidt MWI, Skjemstad JO, Gehrt E, Kogel-Knabner I (1999) Charred organic carbon in German chernozemic soils.
The soil is a Dark Brown Chernozemic (Typic Haplustoll) clay loam (Readymade and Whitney series).
6 Soil type black chernozemic Soil texture clayey Narrative characterization of 2001 average temperatures, growing season compared average rainfall with long-term average ([dagger]) 2002 higher temperatures, higher rainfall, warm and wet Location Feature Year Melfort Geographical coordinates Latitude 52[degrees]52' N Longitude 104[degrees]36' W Height above sea level, m 456 Plot size, [m.
The assumption that Alberta matched Saskatchewan's suitability to wheat was reinforced by the rich chernozemic soils between Calgary and Edmonton which were the first to be opened to agricultural settlement.
Role of continuous wheat and amendments in ameliorating an artificially eroded dark brown chernozemic soil under dryland conditions.