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alfisol

[al-fuh-sawl, -sol] /ˈæl fəˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
a fertile soil of humid regions that occurs worldwide, especially where native broadleaf forests were established, and is highly productive for agriculture.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; alf- (according to the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, initiator of the term, a “meaningless syllable”) + -i- + -sol
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  • Phosphorus efficiency of sugarcane in a tropical alfisol.

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