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  1. podzolizationnoun

    The process of podzolizing.


  1. Podzolization

    Podsolisation is an extreme form of leaching which causes the eluviation of iron and aluminium sesquioxides.The process generally occurs in areas where precipitation is greater than evapotranspiration. The minerals are removed by a process known as leaching. When organic material is broken down nutrients are released, but at the same time organic acids are released. These organic acids are known as chelating agents. Many podsol soils form underneath coniferous forests, the fact that pine trees are evergreen causes a very thin litter layer inhibiting the production of humus. As a result an acidic (pH 4.5) mor humus is produced which provides a greater amount of chelating agents.


  1. Podzolization

    Podzolization is the comprehensive name for the process of mobilization and precipitation of dissolved organic matter, together with aluminum and iron as they leach down from the A and E horizons to the B horizon. Through this process the overlying eluvial horizons are bleached. The complexes move to the brown, red or black horizon, which consist of cemented sesquioxides and/or organic compounds. The process of podzolization usually occurs under low pH values. The corresponding soil type is called Podzol. The Podzols are typical soils for humid boreal and temperate zones. Podzols cover about 485 million ha worldwide and are usually found under coniferous forests or heather. Podzols are able to occur on almost any rock and form on quartz-rich sands and sandstones or on sedimentary debris from magmatic rocks, provided there is high precipitation. Podzols are not good as soil for farming due to the sandy portion, resulting in a low level of moisture and nutrients. A low pH further compounds issues, along with phosphate deficiencies and aluminium toxicity. The best agricultural use of Podzols is for grazing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of podzolization in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of podzolization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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