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Semi-arid soil (2nd of 2)

Semi-arid soil

Most Semi-arid soils are free-draining but receive insufficient rainfall to remove soluble salts. These may build up in the subsoil as white deposits unless flushed out by irrigation water. Such soils are chemically fertile, although only moist enough for plant growth for a short time each year.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - The most extensive soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12310/semi-arid-soil (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007