Department Of Agriculture Major Soil Distribution in Kenya 1968

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1968
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Department of Agriculture
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Many of the local soil differences in Kenya are related to local differences in relief. Pedological features such as thickness of humus rich horizon total orgru1ic carbon and acidity (to some degree) increase with rainfall and altitude (decreased temperature). The major distribution of s oils may however broadly be considered to follow a vertical zonation. The distribution starts with the strongly acid, humus rich moor soils associated with the high altitudes of Mt. Kenya, the Aberdares and Cherangaini Hills, through the red soils on the ridge crests at middle altitudes and down to the yield soils on the gentle lower slopes at low altitudes.
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