Aquepts

What is Aquepts?

Aquepts meaning in Soil Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
Inceptisols that are saturated with water for periods long enough to limit their use for most crops other than pasture or woodland unless they are artificially drained. Aquepts have either a histic or umbric epipedon and gray colors within 50 cm of the surface, or an ochric epipedon underlain by a cambic horizon with gray colors, or have sodium saturation of 15% or more. (A suborder in the U.S. system of soil taxonomy.)

 

reference: Soil Science Society of America

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