Pans in the Southern Great Plains Soils. I. Why Root-Restricting Pans Occur1
- H. M. Taylor,
- A. C. Mathers and
- F. B. Lotspeich2
Seventeen root-restricting pans of the Southern Great Plains were investigated. The concept that soil pans are either genetic in origin or that they develop as a result of man's manipulation of the soil can explain less than half of the cases. The theory is developed that the root-restricting features of these 17 pans are caused by excessive soil strength that occurs largely as a result of soil drying.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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