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Item: Vertosols - showing version 1

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Soils with the following: i. A clay field texture or 35% or more clay throughout the solum except for thin, surface crusty horizons 0.03 m or less thick and ii. When dry, open cracks occur at some time in most years1. These are at least 5 mm wide and extend upward to the surface or to the base of any plough layer, self-mulching horizon, or thin, surface crusty horizon; and iii. Slickensides and/or lenticular peds occur at some depth in the solum. 1 Note that there is no crack frequency criterion as in the Factual Key.

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date submitted 26 Feb 2016 04:44:18.557
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description Soils with the following: i. A clay field texture or 35% or more clay throughout the solum except for thin, surface crusty horizons 0.03 m or less thick and ii. When dry, open cracks occur at some time in most years1. These are at least 5 mm wide and extend upward to the surface or to the base of any plough layer, self-mulching horizon, or thin, surface crusty horizon; and iii. Slickensides and/or lenticular peds occur at some depth in the solum. 1 Note that there is no crack frequency criterion as in the Factual Key.
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description Soils with the following: i. A clay field texture or 35% or more clay throughout the solum except for thin, surface crusty horizons 0.03 m or less thick and ii. When dry, open cracks occur at some time in most years1. These are at least 5 mm wide and extend upward to the surface or to the base of any plough layer, self-mulching horizon, or thin, surface crusty horizon; and iii. Slickensides and/or lenticular peds occur at some depth in the solum. 1 Note that there is no crack frequency criterion as in the Factual Key.
editorial note Approved April 2015
label Vertosols
note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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