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The Study on Soil Classification in Sri Lanka
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 Title & Authors
The Study on Soil Classification in Sri Lanka
Hyun, Byung-Keun; Mapa, R.B.; Sonn, Yeon-Kyu; Cho, Hyun-Jun; Shin, Kooksik; Choi, Jung-won; Jung, Seog-Jae; Jang, Byung-Chun;
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 Abstract
Land information is important for the international agricultural companies. This study investigated the agriculture and soil information in Sri Lanka. This study is the results from investigation of soil properties and agricultural properties determined by the Soil Taxonomy classification system for the soils in Sri Lanka. The order of the main agricultural imports in Sri Lanka was wheat > refined Sugar > dry Onion > Rice > Lentils. The climate of Sri Lanka is divided into three climatic zones. There are a wet zone, an intermediate zone, and a dry zone. Rainfall of the wet zone was . The rainfall of the dry zone was less than . The intermediate zone was in the middle area. Soil series of Sri Lanka were 109 in total. Detailed information of soil series was: 6 of soil Orders, 15 of Suborders, 39 of Great groups, and 56 of Subgroups. Soil texture of topsoil was much more coarse, but subsoil was gravelly coarse soil. Soil of Sri Lanka was classified as a Soil Order. The orders were Entisols > Alfisols > Ultisols > Inceptisols > Histosols > Vertisols.
 Keywords
Soil Classification;Sri Lanka;Soil;Soil Orders;
 Language
Korean
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