zonal soil


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zon·al soil

 (zō′nəl)
n.
Soil that has well-defined features that are characterized by the weather it is exposed to and the vegetation that grows there.

zonal soil

n
(Physical Geography) soil having a profile determined mainly by the local climate and vegetation. Compare azonal soil, intrazonal soil
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This universal process of transforming precursors of humification and polymerization of oligomer and monomer molecules into dark colored, high-molecular-weight supermolecules has been described in terms of organic chemistry [3, 4], environmental dynamics [5, 6], and various zonal soil dynamics [7-9].
In order to determine the dependence for all zonal soil types of the East European Plain of empirically determined humus horizon limit values from climatic potential, we summarized the data of numerous soil surveys.
Initially, interest was concentrated on the extensive zonal soil types, whose diverse characteristics were formed by the prevailing climatic peculiarities and the resulting vegetation (e.g.
to "zonal soil," a soil found in a large area having similar climate and vegetation, the text appears to have been carefully controlled for reading level difficulty.
According to the majority of researchers, the variety adapted to zonal soil and climatic conditions can provide an increase in grain yield up to 20% at no extra cost.
The zonal soils are Calci-Orthic Aridisols, which are derived from proluvium and alluvium, according to Chinese Soil Taxonomy (Cooperative Research Group on Chinese Soil Taxonomy 2001).
The crop yields on these affected soils are considerably reduced compared to those on non-saline zonal soils (13).
The zonal soils correspond to the phytoclimatic forest zone on the top of the hills--brown and brown illuvial soils--, and to the silvosteppe zone in the valleys--cambic chernozem and clay-illuvial soils.