Info from EMÜ
Estonian text posted 12.01.2018
Pseudopodsolic soil profile (photo: EMÜ)
At the soil days arranged by the
According to Alar Astover, professor of EMÜ soil sciences, pseudopodsolic soils are one of the most fertile soils of southern
The pseudopodsolic soil is also the best soil for Livonian farmers and universally suited for plant cultivation - on it most cultures with demands on the soil can be grown such as grains, potatoes and rape.
The pseudopodsolic soils have developed on a reddish-brown sandy clay moraine that is poor in carbonates. They are characterized by a thick humus horizon, on a two-layered parent material with a denser layer below and a lighter one on top.
The pseudopodsolic soils comprise about one-tenth of Estonian soils: in agricultural areas they cover more than 20%.