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Unformatted text preview: Soil Profile & Horizons • A typical soil profile is composed of five soil horizons • Each horizon has different attributes • Figure 13-15 Soil Forming Factors 1. Parent material 2. Climate 3. Topography 4. Biota 5. Time Soil Types in Tennessee • Deep, highly weathered soils with clay-enriched B horizons ( Ultisols ) o Occur most frequently • Soils with clay-enriched B horizons ( alfisols ) o Greatest capacity for agricultural production • Young soils with weakly developed horizons ( inceptisols) o On steep slopes...
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- Spring '09
- World population, Soil horizon, Ultisols, weakly developed horizons, clay-enriched B horizons