Story: Soils

A Recent soil

A Recent soil

This soil has been undisturbed long enough to develop a clear topsoil horizon, but not long enough for any differentiation of the subsoil to occur. However, narrow bands of alluvium left by flooding at different times can be seen, especially in the lower depths. Recent soils are usually very fertile and can be used for a wide range of purposes, especially if they are deep and free-draining.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Young soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12315/a-recent-soil (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007