Nitosols and Rhodic Ferralsols in Kenya

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1976
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Nyandat, N.N.
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Kenya Soil Survey
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The report discusses Nitosol which was introduced by FAO/UNESCO (1974) to accommodate the soils which are 150 cm deep or deeper and which not only showed evidence of the movement of lay within the profile but also having diffuse horizon boundaries. Nitosol include the soils formerly and variously called Reddish Brown Laterritie Soils, Ferrisols and Krasnozems. They show close similarity to Acrisols and Luvisole (formerly called Red-Yellow Podzolic Soils and Yellow Mediterranean Soils) but differ from Acrisols and Luvisols in that nowhere within 150 cm from the surface does the clay percentage differ from the maximum by 20 percentage or more.
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