Aspects Of Tropical Soil Development In Kwale District Kenya

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1939
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John M.
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The object of this paper is to highlight some interesting soil features evident in the country between the Shimba. Hills and the Kenya. Coast. Dale (1939) in his descript1ons of Costal vegetation, mentioned several possible edaphic relationships and a superficial outline of Coastal Ecology has been presented by Moomaw (1960). Otherwise . Kwale hass boon neglected so far as Soil investigations are concerned. Yet there, possibly more than anywhere else in Kenya one finds an unusually close relationship between soil type and topography on the one hand and country rock on the other. On slopes however, this classical picture is profoundly distorted by both Colluviation (the transport, sorting and redisposition of soil parent materials downslope), and also the influence of percolating soil Water moving laterally across the profile.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, p. 2-13