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Variability of Soil Types in Wetland Meadows in the South of the Chilean Patagonia Variabilidad de Tipos de Suelos en Las Vegas del Sur de la Patagonia Chilena

Ladislava Filipová; Radim Hédl; Nilo Covacevich C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2010 Journal: Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 70, issue 2, pages 266-277 (issn: 0718-5820, eissn: 0718-5839, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA
Abstract
The wetland meadows and pastures (vegas) of the agricultural zone of the Magallanes Region and the Chilean Patagonia are productive and intensively exploited ecosystems. However, there is scarce data about the typology and the physical and chemical properties of the soils that determine the agricultural potential of vegas sites. Sampling of the main horizons of 47 soil profiles was conducted throughout the area. The profiles were described in the field and consequently classified according to the soil typology system of the WRB (IUSS Working Group WRB, 2006). Analyses of bulk and particle densities, capillary water capacity, pH (H2O), pH (CaCl2), texture, organi...
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free text keywords: Histosoles, Fluvisoles, turba, propiedades del suelo, salinización, degradación del suelo, Histosols, Fluvisols, peat, soil properties, salinization, soil degradation, lcsh:Agriculture, lcsh:S, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350
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