Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2004, 52, 205-208
Published online 2015-07-18

Micromorphological characters of podzols in mountains regions of the Czech Republic

Stanislav Jelínek

Ústav geologie a pedologie, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

Seven podzol profiles from mountain regions of the Czech Republic were studied within a research programme. Especially microscopic characters of soils and their micromorphological properties were studied in detail. In all profiles studied the separation of the soil mass into two constituting elements, viz. skeleton and plasm, was observed. In eluvial horizons mainly the structures are represented which result from a progressed dissolution of the building plasm and which contain skeleton consisting mainly of completely washy (leached) sand grains. Only very little organic matter is present in eluvial horizons. In leached (iluvial) horizons covering layers arise (Kubiena, 1938), this structure type being possibly characterised as skelsepic (according to Brewer, 1964). It was found in some profiles that very minor clay concentrations are developing.
This work was undertaken as part of the Research Project J/08/98:434100005 „Forest and Landscape Sustainable Management: from Outline to Achievement“, NO 413/1034/9ZA05.


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