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Krasnozems - a profile

Australian Journal of Soil Research 32(5): 915-929

Krasnozems - a profile

Since the first soil map of Australia by Prescott in 1931, acid red soils developed from basalt have been specifically recognized in spite of their very limited area of occurrence in eastern Australia from North Queensland to Tasmania in a rainfall zone of about 1000 to 4000 mm. Until the early 1950s these soils were known as red loams, but the term krasnozem became formalised in 1953 with the publication of Stephen's Manual of Australian Soils.

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Sabashvili, M.N., 1954: Subtropical krasnozems of the U.S.S.R.. Krasnozems are formed by the intensive chemical degradation of the parent rock in the sub-tropical climate. Yellow soils are an intermediate stage in the formation of red soils in areas where the parent rock contains insufficient Fe for red soils...

Daraseliya M.K.; Daraseliya N.A., 1968: Studies of soil air in krasnozems. Subtropicheskie Kul'tury 4: TRANS 132-140

Oades, J.M., 1995: Krasnozems-organic matter. Australian Journal of Soil Research 33(1): 43-57

Russell, J.S.ackhouse, K., 1977: Fertiliser for barley on the krasnozems. Tasmanian journal of agriculture: 48 (1) 63

Gorbunov, N.I.G.rbunov, N.I., 1954: Krasnozems mineralogical structure

Gorbunov, N.I., 1954: The mineralogical composition of krasnozems.. Thermal, X-ray, electron-microscope and chemical investigations are reported. Minerals of the kaolinite group (halloysite and kaolinite) predominate in the <0.001 mm fraction of krasnozems, and sesquioxide minerals (hydrargillite and goethite)...

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Moody, P.W., 1994: Chemical fertility of krasnozems: a review. Krasnozems (Ferrosols) characteristically have high contents of citrate-dithionite extractable Fe and moderate to high contents of clay throughout the profile. They typically have low cation exchange capacity (2-20 cmolc kg-1), high P sorbing abil...

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