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  1. podzol, podzol soil, podsol, podsol soil, podsolic soilnoun

    a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer


  1. podzolnoun

    The typical soil of coniferous or boreal forests.

  2. Etymology: под "under" and зола "ash".


  1. Podzol

    In soil science, podzols are the typical soils of coniferous or boreal forests and also the typical soils of eucalypt forests and heathlands in southern Australia. In Western Europe, podzols develop on heathland, which is often a construct of human interference through grazing and burning. In some British moorlands with podzolic soils, cambisols are preserved under Bronze Age barrows (Dimbleby, 1962).


  1. podzol

    A podzol is a type of soil that is characteristically found in cool and moist climates, particularly coniferous or mixed forest regions such as the temperate forests of northern Europe, Canada, and Russia. It is characterized by a white or grey leached layer under the surface, with a rich accumulation of organic matter and iron compounds in the lower layers. It is often acidic and generally poor in nutrients, making it unsuitable for most agricultural uses.


  1. Podzol

    In soil science, podzols are the typical soils of coniferous, or boreal forests. They are also the typical soils of eucalypt forests and heathlands in southern Australia. The name is Russian for "under ash" and likely refers to the common experience of Russian peasants of plowing up an apparent under-layer of ash during first plowing of a virgin soil of this type. These soils are found in areas that are wet and cold and also in warm areas such as Florida. An example of a warm-climate podzol is the Myakka fine sand, state soil of Florida. Most Spodosols are poor soils for agriculture. Some of them are sandy and excessively drained. Others have shallow rooting zones and poor drainage due to subsoil cementation. Well-drained loamy types can be very productive for crops if lime and fertilizer are used. The E horizon, which is usually 4-8 cm thick, is low in Fe and Al oxides and humus. It is formed under moist, cool and acidic conditions, especially where the parent material, such as granite or sandstone, is rich in quartz. It is found under a layer of organic material in the process of decomposition, which is usually 5-10 cm thick. In the middle, there is often a thin layer of 0.5 to 1 cm. The bleached soil goes over into a red or redbrown horizon called rusty soil. The colour is strongest in the upper part, and change at a depth of 50 to 100 cm progressively to the part of the soil that is mainly not affected by processes; that is the parent material. The soil profiles are designated the letters A, E, B and C.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of podzol in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of podzol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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