Calcisol

one of the 30 soil groups in the classification system of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Calcisols are characterized by a layer of ...
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Calcisol

A Calcisol in the FAO World Reference Base for Soil Resources is a soil with a substantial secondary accumulation of lime. Calcisols are common in calcareous parent materials and widespread in arid and semi-arid environments. Formerly Calcisols were internationally known as Desert soils and Takyrs. Calcisols are developed in mostly alluvial, collu...
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