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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Lithosolic Solodized-Solonetz Soils in Southwestern South Dakota1

 

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  1. Vol. 25 No. 6, p. 504-506
     
    Received: Jan 3, 1961
    Accepted: Aug 4, 1961


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1961.03615995002500060026x
  1. E. M. White and
  2. R. I. Papendick2

Abstract

Abstract

Solonetzic soils with thin calcareous sola occur in southwestern South Dakota. These profiles develop from sodium-rich calcareous bedrock shortly after the bedrock is exposed by erosion. Dispersion and column formation probably occur when most soluble salts are leached. However, there is some Na2CO3 and the pH is high so CaCO3 solubility is reduced. Chestnut soils evolve if there is sufficient mineral-mound Ca to replace the exchangeable Na. Otherwise, solodized-Solonetz soils form without the aid of a fluctuating water table.

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